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  • A commitment to protect the most vulnerable in the society has been given by Finance and Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw.
  • Poor relief, youth development, children’s homes, places of safety, drugs and medical supplies for the public health system are among the areas that will benefit from the allocation.
  • The Minister made his presentation under the theme: ‘Partnership for Economic Growth’.

A commitment to protect the most vulnerable in the society has been given by Finance and Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw.

Opening the 2016/17 Budget Debate in the House, yesterday (May 12), the Minister said an allocation of $28.6 billion has been provided, up from $27.1 billion in 2015/2016, to ensure that the budget for social programmes is maintained.

Poor relief, youth development, children’s homes, places of safety, drugs and medical supplies for the public health system are among the areas that will benefit from the allocation.

“We have safeguarded spending on critical social programmes which (will) largely benefit this segment of the population,” he said.

The Minister made his presentation under the theme: ‘Partnership for Economic Growth’.