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  • Cabinet settled on the overall strategic priorities for the Financial Year 2014/2015
  • Cabinet also agreed to the overall budgetary limits within the context of the country’s Economic Reform Programme
  • The Prime Minister and Members of the Cabinet took a break from their deliberations and travelled to the South African High Commission where they signed the Condolence Book for the late former South African President Nelson Mandela.

On day two of its special meeting, Cabinet settled on the overall strategic priorities for the Financial Year 2014/2015. These include:

  • The maintenance of Fiscal Stability
  • The preservation of National Security and Justice
  • Infrastructural and Human Resource Development; and
  • Social Protection Programmes

 

Cabinet also agreed to the overall budgetary limits within the context of the country’s Economic Reform Programme. The progress of the implementation of Government’s programmes and policies for the current Financial Year 2013/2014 was also reviewed and a decision taken to schedule a more detailed consideration of this matter at an early date.

Cabinet further agreed to a schedule, before the end of March 2014, for the presentation of the 2014/2015 Budget. It also settled on attaining timelines that would see, in future years, not only the presentation but also approval of the Budgets before the start of the Financial Year.

The Prime Minister and Members of the Cabinet took a break from their deliberations and travelled to the South African High Commission where they signed the Condolence Book for the late former South African President Nelson Mandela.