“Hey The PM has this obsession, or this strategy I would like to say more, which is when something happens, he tries to set the agenda with other completely different things. This is a well-known strategy, which he already did in Parliament when, in the State of the Nation debate, he put the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Culture to speak when the country is on fire and when health is in good shape. Mess.
Andre Ventura spoke after a business visit at the port of Lajes das Flores, in the Azores, which was practically devastated after the passage of Hurricane Lorenzo, in October 2019.
The Prime Minister summoned his Ministers for an informal meeting, end of the morning, today, at Naval Base Alvet, in Almada, to strategically reflect on priorities and lines of action after the summer vacation.
At this informal meeting, which the executive branch does not classify as Cabinet, the new package of support for families and businesses was launched in September to mitigate the effects of inflation, and to begin preparing the government’s budget proposal for ministers. country for 2022.
Asked about holding the meeting, the Shiga leader said that “this cabinet should carry some news in light of the times” the country is going through.
“What I regret is that the Cabinet could and had the opportunity to make a mark on health and firefighting, because that is what the Portuguese would like to hear at the moment,” André Ventura said.
In his opinion, the meeting was a “great opportunity” to analyze “Health and Fire” issues, but “none of them seem to be the main preoccupation of this Cabinet.”
On health, the Shiga leader referred to the situation in the country with “dozens of obstetric and emergency services on the continent closed.”
“We know that there are dozens of pregnant women who could not have their children in the places they had planned and the government could not provide any strategy for this,” he criticized.
Although noting that the state of the fires in the country is “improving a little”, and also due to “weather conditions”, Andre Ventura cautioned against expectations that indicate a further deterioration in temperatures in the coming days.
He criticized, “We see a completely confused government in this matter. This is a very negative thing.”
Andre Ventura also noted that Chiga wanted “an urgent debate in Parliament on this issue”, but that “this is not allowed” because Augusto Santos Silva, President of the Council of the Republic, “protects the Socialist Party”.
He stressed that “this discussion must take place sooner or later.”
Read also: MAI highlights the “brilliant courage” of the firefighting apparatus
“Writer. Analyst. Avid travel maven. Devoted twitter guru. Unapologetic pop culture expert. General zombie enthusiast.”