Permanent work commissions continue debates

July 12 , 2017

On the second day of discussions among parliamentary work commissions – in the lead up to the Ninth Period of Ordinary Sessions of the Eighth Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP) – Cuban deputies addressed a wide range of issues linked to food production, the national economy, the education system, and social and health problems.

In the presence of Party Political Bureau member and ANPP President, Esteban Lazo Hernández, members of the Food and Agriculture Commission reviewed measures to eliminate problems linked to the control of livestock feed production, with the aim of substituting imports; compliance with measures to increase food production for the population; and those related to perfecting the food marketing and distribution systems.

Meanwhile, the Commission on Youth, Children and Women’s Equal Rights discussed progress toward improving the education system, especially the teaching of history. In the presence of Party Political Bureau member and First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, the group reviewed radio and television programming for children, and the views of adolescents, youth and children on this issue.

Also discussed during yesterday’s meeting, by the Economic Affairs Commission, was the result of audits carried out across entities where discrepancies between wages and productive results at the end of 2016 were identified.

Likewise, the National Defense, and Health and Sports commissions reviewed the epidemiological situation in the country, as well as the effectiveness and results of measures taken in territories to prevent and combat diseases spread by Aedes genus mosquitoes.

Deputies from the Services Commission discussed the metrological program and sale of subsidized and non-subsidized products; while the Industry, Construction and Energy Commission presented information regarding measures taken to deal with illegalities linked to urban and territorial planning.

Current trends in the employment fluctuation of science sector workers and highly qualified personnel, as well as methods to ensure their retention; measures to combat the drug consumption; and actions being taken toward fulfilling plans and prevention strategies; were all topics addressed by deputies in the Education, Science, Technology and Environment; and Constitutional and Legal Affairs commissions, respectively.

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