What is the Budget Debate?
The Annual Budget indicates what will be done with the finances of the country over the course of a year. The purpose of the Budget is to decide how much money the Government plans to expend on security, roads, water, housing and other services it provides.
Budget Debate Explained
The Budget Debate provides the Government with the opportunity to take stock of its performance over the previous fiscal year, to measure its progress in relation to the targets previously set and to assess the effectiveness of its management of the country's finances.
Here is a list of key terms and their meanings used during the Budget Debate:- Recurrent Expenditure - Capital Expenditure - Appropriation Act - Estimates of Expenditure
Latest Budget News
- March 8 - Opening of Debate – Minister of Finance and the Public Service
- March 13 - Opposition Spokesman on Finance
- March 15 - Leader of the Opposition
- March 20 - Honourable Prime Minister
- March 21 - Closing of the Budget Debate by Minister of Finance and the Public Service
Budget Debate and Sectoral Speeches for Financial Year 2018/2019