David Almeida enacts measures to save R$120 million in expenses

David Almeida enacts measures to save R0 million in expenses


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Measures of the decree will be valid for all municipal entities, starting in March

Manaus (AM) – In 2024, Manaus City Hall intends to save approximately R$120 million in municipal expenses. The announcement was made by Mayor David Almeida during the signing of Decree No. 5,826, published in the Official Gazette of the Municipality (DOM) this Wednesday (7), which establishes measures to rationalize and reduce public expenses within the scope of the municipal Executive.

“In short, we are considering a reduction of 10% in some areas and 5% of all municipal expenses, so that we can move forward in 2024 in a beneficial and favorable way”,

said Almeida.

According to the text, the decree’s measures will be valid for all municipal entities, starting in March. The decree also determines that the Municipal Secretariat of Finance and Information Technology (Semef) and the Municipal Comptroller General (CGM) provide support and monitor compliance with the measures.

The secretary of Semef, Clécio Freire, explained that the intention is to optimize the municipality’s resources and guarantee the balance of public accounts over the course of a year, where revenue frustration is expected in the main constitutional transfers passed on by the federal government.

“We went through a difficult year, where we faced the biggest drought in history. This caused a series of obstacles in the fiscal and collection policy of the municipality and State. This year should be no different. In view of this, in a cautious and prudent manner, Mayor David Almeida determined the creation of the decree with containment measures, which guarantee excellence in the provision of public services”,

highlighted the secretary of Semef.

In 2023, for example, transfers from the Union to Manaus totaled R$1.749 billion. According to the Annual Budget Law (LOA) approved for 2024, these transfers are expected to total R$1.673 billion, that is, R$76 million less.

Measurements

Among the measures, the mayor of Manaus suspends, until December 31st of this year, new hiring of consultancies, contractual amendments that imply increases in values, new property rental contracts, creation of work groups with bonuses, among others. .

A reduction of at least 10% in expenses with the acquisition of paper and consumable and office materials, telephone services, vehicle rental, advertising services, surveillance and maintenance was also established. Public water and energy bills should also be reduced by 5%, according to the decree.

*With information from consultancy

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