The President of the Republic, Supreme Head of the Armed Forces and Minister of National Defence, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, today chaired a dedicated meeting of the Council of Ministers. On the agenda for this meeting; the examination and debate of the draft organic law relating to associations and the draft supplementary finance law 2022 (PLFC); as well as presentations relating to several sectors; said a press release from the Presidency of the Republic.
“The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, chaired, this Sunday, June 19, 2022; a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to the examination and debate of the draft organic law relating to associations and the draft supplementary finance law 2022 (PLFC) As well as presentations relating to the revision of educational programs and the school textbook ; and preparations for the 60th anniversary of independence,” said a press release from the Presidency of the Republic.
Having heard the Prime Minister’s briefing on government activity over the past two weeks; the President of the Republic has given his directives and instructions.
The main points discussed during the meeting of the Council of Ministers
Concerning the bill relating to associations; the President asked for the enrichment of this bill. In addition, the President also gave two directives; “give the greatest importance to this regulatory law, to the associative scene; in order to deepen the democratic process, which requires its enrichment and revision, so as to avoid the bad experiences that Algeria has witnessed”.
But also, “the need to clarify and scrutinize the terms and conditions for the constitution of associations, so as to leave no room for different interpretations and readings, in the content of the law”.
Compared to the 2022 Supplementary Finance Bill (PLFC); President Tebboune instructed “the revision of the content of the law; and this following a realistic and rational vision which preserves the major financial balances of the State”. The latter “takes into account the filling of the void of lack of resources, on the basis of the effects of the 2022 finance law; and alleviates the burdens related to the measures taken by the government”. The President also noted that this bill “should not contain any new taxes; and does not affect the currently approved price structure”. And this, “in order to preserve the purchasing power and the social achievements approved by the State, for the benefit of the citizens”.
With regard to renewable energies; the President of the Republic recalled the fact that “Algeria, on the strength of its natural and financial qualifications and capacities, is working to diversify its energy sources; especially clean energy. This “will pave the way for companies to enter this field; through outsourcing, in various disciplines”. President Tebboune also instructed “the orientation, according to a well-studied program, towards the production of green hydrogen and solar energy”.
Preparations for the 60th Independence Day on the menu of the Council of Ministers
Regarding the preparations for the 60th anniversary of independence; President Tebboune has indicated that “memory must receive its rightful place”. And this, “by lacing competitions on a national scale in educational circles; to consolidate the national spirit in a pedagogical way in coordination between the Ministries of the Mujahideen; of Education, Higher Education, Training and Culture”.
The revision of the educational programs and the textbook were also discussed during this meeting. To this end, the President renewed “his intention to revise the teacher’s law, in application of his obligations; as part of the reform of the education system.
In the same sense; President Tebboune stressed “the need to revise educational programs”. However, he noted “the strict prohibition of the revision of educational programs during school seasons”.
According to an in-depth study by experts and specialists; it was decided “to introduce the teaching of the English language from the primary cycle”.
The Head of State also ordered “the immediate launch of a broad consultation with stakeholders in the education sector; to achieve a unified vision of the phenomenon of the heavy weight of school bags; and its immediate adoption”.
Finally, the Council of Ministers approved “the addition of two flights to the State of Qatar; within the framework of the flight program of the national company”. From now on, the number of flights is three per week instead of just one.
At the end of the meeting, individual decisions relating to the appointment and termination of functions of certain State executives were approved.