Thursday, 21 April 2011

Cuban PCC Congress commissions evaluate draft guidelines

Source: Cuban News Agency (ACN) 18 April 2011.

Delegates to the Sixth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) evaluated today in five working commissions the final draft guidelines to be submitted for approval to the plenary session. The members of Commission One agreed to clearly express in the Draft that the concept of sovereignty and independence of the Cuban nation is secure only with socialism, said the National Cuban Newscast (NTV).

Commission Two approved global aspects of the economic policy, including the need to strengthen tax culture in Cuban society and to promote the development of productions aimed at the exporting of goods and services, with emphasis on diversification. It also stressed the need to foster an effective process of substitution of imports, to ensure the use of existing opportunities in the agricultural and service sectors.

Meanwhile, members of Commission Three stressed the necessity of recovering the role and influence of working, along with the labor restructuring process, always on the basis that nobody will be left to fend for itself, even when the reduction of bloated payrolls is essential for Cuban economy.

Commission Four worked on the guidelines referred to agro industrial policies, on which the nation counts on to stop depending on imports to feed the people. It called as well for the restructuring of wholesale and retail commerce, to improve the diversity, availability and quality of products andservices to help meet the needs of the people.

The last Commission agreed with the laws related to the selling and purchasing of houses and the extension of the limits of idle land to be leased to outstanding producers.