MPs up in arms over P1.1bn supplementary budget

Thapelo Matsheka. PIC KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Thapelo Matsheka. PIC KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Finance Minister, Thapelo Matsheka on Wednesday afternoon submitted a P1.1 billion supplementary budget needed to cover public service and armed forces wage increases awarded earlier this year, sparking heated debates across the floor on the matter.

Moving the motion, finance and economic development minister, Thapelo Matsheka said the required funds were unforeseen as government took the decision to award salary increases after the budget process for the 2019/20 financial year.

He said the required funds would be drawn from the Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services’ development budget, as it had been affected by slow expenditure during the year.

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