Dili, June 4th, 2020: His Excellency the Prime Minister, Taur Matan Ruak, on Thursday, participated in the weekly meeting with the President of the Republic, Dr. Francisco Guterres Lú Olo, at the Nicolau Lobato Presidential Palace , in Dili. On this occasion, the Head of Government took the opportunity to inform His Excellency the President of the Republic about the general situation of the country, including the Government’s plan related to the economic recovery, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused several implications in the country’s economy. Regarding this matter, the Prime Minister asked authorization for the President of the Republic economic advisor, Dr. Rui Gomes, to lead this team. In addition, the Head of the Government also informed the President about the payment of the subsidy for households, whose processing, the Government, already officially announced on this Wednesday, through MSSI.
“In today’s meeting with H.E. the President of the Republic, we addressed three very important issues. Firstly, we talked about the general situation of the country, in terms of security, informing to H.E. that, despite some small problems, everything has been going well. Secondly, we talked about the economic recovery plan that the Government is already preparing, I presented this plan to H. E. the President of the Republic, and asked him to authorize Dr. Rui Gomes to lead this team. Finally, I informed H.E. the President of the Republic about the activities that are being carried out to support our citizens, measures that all journalists have heard about and commented a lot, namely about the support of $ 100 for family. I informed the President of the Republic that the preparations for this measure are ready, that the launch has already been carried out and that implementation will begin in a few days”, informed the Chief Executive to the journalists, after finishing the weekly meeting with the Head of State.
The Head of Government also stressed that the Head of State accepted his advisor, Dr. Rui Gomes, to lead the team that the Head of Government proposed, to accelerate the process of economic recovery. END