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    24 of July of 2018Meeting of the Council of Ministers of July 24th, 2018
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Eighth Constitutional Government
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    Press Release
    Meeting of the Council of Ministers of July 24th, 2018
    The Council of Ministers met at the Government Palace, in Díli, and approved the Decree-Law that approves the Organic Structure for the Eight Constitutional Government.
    The approved organic structure aims to encourage the improvement of service delivery to the public and expedite the State machine, without losing sight of objectives regarding efficiency, effectiveness and accountability.
    The Government is composed of the Prime Minister, the Minister of State, the Minister Coordinator, Ministers, Vice-Ministers and Secretaries of State, with the following structure:
    a)     Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
    b)     Minister Coordinator for Economic Affairs.
    c)     Minister for Legislative Reform and Parliamentary Affairs
    d)     Minister for Finance;
    e)     Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation;
    f)       Minister of Justice;
    g)     Minister for State Administration;
    h)     Minister for Health;
    i)       Minister of Education, Youth and Sports
    j)       Minister of Higher Education, Science and Culture
    k)     Minister of Social Solidarity and Inclusion
    l)       Minister for the Affairs of Former Combatants of National Liberation
    m)   Minister for Planning and Strategic Investment;
    n)     Minister for Public Works;
    o)     Minister for Transport and Communication;
    p)     Minister for Tourism, Commerce and Industry;
    q)     Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries
    r)      Minister for Defence;
    s)     Minister of Interior;
    t)       Minister for Oil and Mineral Resources.
    To carry out their duties, some Ministers are assisted by Vice-Ministers and Secretaries of State:
    a)      The Minister Coordinator for Economic Affairs is assisted by the Secretary of State for Vocational Training and Employment, by the Secretary of State for Development of the Cooperative Sector and by Secretary of State for the Environment;
    b)      The Minister for Legislative Reform and Parliamentary Affairs is assisted by the Secretary of State for Social Communications;
    c)       The Minister for Finance is assisted by the Vice-Minister for Finance;
    d)      The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation is assisted by the Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation;
    e)      The Minister for Justice is assisted by the Vice-Minister for Justice and by the Secretary of State for Land and Property;
    f)        The Minister for State Administration is assisted by the Vice-Minister for State Administration;
    g)      The Minister for Health is assisted by the Vice-Minister for Primary Healthcare and by the Vice-Minister for the Strategic Development of Health;
    h)      The Minister for Education, Health and Sport is assisted by the Vice-Minister for Education, Youth and Sport and by the Secretary of State for Youth and Sport;
    i)        The Minister for Higher Education, Science and Culture is assisted by the Secretary of State for Art and Culture;
    j)        The Minister of Social Solidarity and Inclusion is assisted by the Vice-Minister for Social Solidarity;
    k)       The Minister for the Affairs of Former Combatants of National Liberation is assisted by the Secretary of State for the Affairs of Former Combatants of National Liberation;
    l)        The Minister for Public Works is assisted by the Vice-Minister for Public Works;
    m)    The Minister for Tourism, Commerce and Industry is assisted by the Vice-Minister for Tourism, Commerce and Industry;
    n)      The Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries is assisted by the Secretary of State for Fisheries;
    o)      The Minister of Interior is assisted by the Secretary of State for Civil Protection;
    The Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion is directly dependant of the Prime Minister. END
     
     
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    20 of July of 2018Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of July 20th, 2018
    Approved:
    1- Initial Financing Agreement between the Millennium Development Corporation and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

    2 - Nomination of Sérgio Hornai as candidate for the post of Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission

    3 - Budget Maximum for 2018

    4 - VIII Constitutional Government Program
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    16 of July of 2018Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of July 16th, 2018
    Analyzed:
    1- Strategic technical plan for the preparation of the General State Budget for 2018
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    13 of July of 2018Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of July 13th, 2018
    Analyzed:
    1- Strategic technical plan for the preparation of the General State Budget for 2018

    Approved:
    1 - Government Decree regarding the 2nd amendment to Decree No. 1/2018, of January 12, on Budget Execution in the Duodecimal Regime

    2 - Temporary budget appropriations for the month of July 2018
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    11 of July of 2018Meeting of the Council of Ministers of July 11st, 2018
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Eighth Constitutional Government
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    Press Release
    Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of July 11st, 2018
    The Government met in the Government Palace in Dili and approved the proposal submitted by the Prime Minister, Taur Matan Ruak, to extend the mandate of the Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission (CAC), Adérito Tilman, taking into account that the current mandate ends on July 15 and that it is the responsibility of the Government to propose to the National Parliament a candidate to be elected by the Plenary.
    The Council of Ministers approved a draft law proposal for the extraordinary authorization to carry out a transfer from the Petroleum Fund, given that the remaining balance of the budget execution of the previous fiscal year is not enough to ensure the expenses associated with the activity of the Public Administration and that the current law does not cover situations in which public expenditure is carried out in accordance with an additional duodecimal regime. The approved Draft Law Proposal aims to allow the financing of Public Administration activity during the period of validity of this supplementary duodecimal regime.
    Finally, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dionisio Babo Soares presented a proposal approved by the Council of Ministers for a Government Resolution on a donation to the Permanent Representation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, reaffirming Timor-Leste's solidarity and support for the struggle for self-determination of the Sahrawi people. ENDS
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  • 26 of June of 2018Transitional Ministerial Administration
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Eighth Constitutional Government
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    Press Release
    Dili, 26th of June 2018
    Transitional Ministerial Administration
    Considering that the 8th Constitutional Government took office last Friday, June 22nd, and that, therefore, the most urgent work in each ministry should begin quickly;
    Considering also that some members of the new Government have not yet been sworn-in, in particular some ministers, and that in some cases there is a lack of institutional leadership necessary for the 'portfolio transition' and for the commitments associated with the day-to-day management of the ministries;
    Considering a previous Decision that the Minister of State and the Presidency of the Council of Ministers was entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating the affairs of the Ministry of Health, among others, while the Minister of Health is not sworn-in;
    Considering also that the two Vice-Ministers of Health have already been sworn in and that the Ministry appears to be prepared to advance to the immediate work needed under the temporary leadership of one of these members of the Government;
    As such, and in accordance with part c) of n.º 1 of Article 117 of the Constitution of the Republic, the Prime-Minister declares that:


    The Ministry of Health is, on a transitional basis, under the leadership of the Vice-Minister of Health, Élia António de Araújo dos Reis Amaral, who shall ensure coordination of all activities of the Ministry.
    The delegation of powers to the Vice-Minister refered to in the preceding paragraph shall automatically terminate when the Minister of Health is sworn in, or when this order is expressly revoked.

    Order n.º 002/PM/VI/2018 is partially revoked in what concerns the transitional coordination of the Ministry of Health by the Minister of State and the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Agio Pereira. ENDS
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    25 of June of 2018Meeting of the Members of the Eight Constitutional Government of the 25th of June 2018
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Eighth Constitutional Government
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    Press Release
    Meeting of the Members of the Eight Constitucional Government of the 25th of June 2018
    The VIII Constitutional Government met for the first time this Monday, June 25, 2018, at the Government Palace in Dili.
    Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak expressed his hope that the swearing-in of the remaining members of the Eight Constitutional Government will happen as soon as possible to allow the Government Program and the State Budget to be presented as soon as possible.
    The Prime Minister guaranteed that the Government's Program will be based on the commitment to improve the quality of life of the people through the development of social, infrastructure, institutional and economic development areas.
    The Prime Minister asked the various members of the Government to take stock of the existing conditions in terms of assets, human resources and contracts already concluded to ensure a rigorous and effective planning for the mandate of the Eight Constitutional Government.
    The Minister of State and the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Agio Pereira, presented to the Government the Rules of Procedure of the Council of Ministers and the Legal Regime of the Ministerial Cabinets. ENDS
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  • 25 of June of 2018Transitional Leadership in the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of State Administration
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Eighth Constitutional Government
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    Press Release
    Dili, 25th of June 2018
    Transitional Leadership in the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of State Administration
    Considering that the 8th Constitutional Government was sworn in on Friday, the 22nd of June and that, as such, there is a need to complete the special work of ‘portfolio handover’ from the 7th Constitutional Government Ministries to the Ministries of the current Government;
    Considering also that some members of the new Government have not yet been sworn, in particular some Ministers, which means that in some cases there is a lack of the necessary institutional leadership for the "portfolio handover" and to assume the daily management commitments of the Ministries;
    Thus, according to Article 117 (1) (c) of the Constitution of the Republic, the Prime Minister determines the following:

    The Ministry of Finance shall, on a transitional basis, be under the leadership of the Deputy Minister of Finance, who shall ensure coordination of all activities of the Ministry.
    The Ministry of State Administration shall, on a transitional basis, be under the leadership of the Deputy Minister of State Administration, who shall ensure coordination of all Ministry activities.
    The delegation of powers to the Vice Ministers identified in the preceding paragraphs shall automatically terminate when the Minister in charge of each of these Ministries is sworn in, or when this order is expressly revoked. ENDS
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