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Porto Municipal Assembly approves protocols in the social area, investment of 3.2 million euros

The Municipal Assembly of Porto approved, by majority, the conclusion of eight protocols with city institutions for the management of RSI processes and social monitoring for 18 months, in an investment of 3.2 million euros.

In the session, which took place on Monday night, three proposals were discussed related to the Social Insertion Income (RSI) and Social Assistance and Monitoring Service (SAAS) processes, the result of decentralization in social action, whose competitions pass, on April 3, for municipalities.

Stressing that it was not up to the Assembly to rule on the “reorganization” of the management of these processes, the CDU elect, Rui Sá, however, questioned the executive about the reason why “non-renewed” contracts with two other city associationsnamely, Norte Vida and ADILO.

The elected BE, Susana Constante Pereira, also questioned the executive that “continuity has been given to some protocols and not to others”, defending the need to prepare “municipal social charters” to understand if the municipality’s responses meet the needs.

In response to the deputies, the mayor of Porto stated that Social Security “denounced the existing protocols” and that the municipality redeemed these contracts, concluded new protocols or internalized the service.

“Things are not immutable. There was more to go than the Porto City Council, when Social Security has a provider and rescinds what it had with the provider, which now had to assume, even more so with an extra cost”, said Rui Pereira.

The mayor said, however, that he believed that, given the “quintupling” number of technicians, the institutions with which protocols were signed “will desperately seek to find technicians with field knowledge.”

The president of the Union of Parishes of Lordelo do Ouro and Massarelos, who is inherent president of ADILO, affirmed that decentralization “should not allow the exclusion of those who never failed and always contributed to the city”, appealing to the municipality “not to leave” the institutions.

In response, Rui Moreira said that he had not seen the president of that Parochial Union, elected by his movement, “take a position” on this issue in ANAFRE, where he is a member of the board of directors.

On behalf of the PS, Agostinho de Sousa Pinto welcomed the proposals presented by the executive and the renewal of alliances “in a field so little attended by public policies.”

The social democrat Sílvia Soares highlighted the “concern” of the municipality in maintaining the proximity of the management of these processes, considering that the municipality “gives a sample of appreciation of the third sector and recognizes its importance.”

For the independent movement “Rui Moreira: Aqui Há Porto”, Raúl Almeida, said that the center of these policies “are the beneficiaries” and that they will have “a better response from the Chamber than the one they had from the State.”

Also the sole deputy of the PAN, Paulo Vieira de Castro, He greeted the Executive for, with these measures, trying to “dignify people who need it.”

The assumption of multi-year commitments on the RSI and SAAS protocols was approved with the favorable vote of the municipal group “Rui Moreira: Aqui Há Porto”, PSD, PS and PAN, and with the abstention of CDU and BE.

The assumption of commitments on the creation of an Integrated Service of Attention and Social Monitoring (SAASI) was approved with the favorable vote of the municipal group “Rui Moreira: Aqui Há Porto”, PSD, PS and PAN, with the abstention of the CDU, and the vote against it for BE and for the president of the Union of Parishes of Lordelo do Ouro and Massarelos, Sofia Maia.

Source: Observadora

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