Inside the multipronged fight to boost implementation

Still waiting: Lobatse has suffered industrial collapse in recent years, with several key businesses folding. The long-awaited Leather Park, planned since 2014, will be carried out under government’s new development manager model for major projects PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Still waiting: Lobatse has suffered industrial collapse in recent years, with several key businesses folding. The long-awaited Leather Park, planned since 2014, will be carried out under government’s new development manager model for major projects PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The new National Planning Commission will next month officially kick off its mandate of boosting project implementation across government, a mammoth task as the Finance Ministry this week revealed that some ministries have spent just six percent of their development budgets for the year. Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI reports

Finance Ministry Peggy Serame wants to be clear that she is not “naming or shaming,” but “indicating performance,” as she shares a summary of how the various ministries have thus far spent their development budget allocations for the 2022/23 financial year.

Of the P16.4 billion allocated under the development budget, just 65.4% had been spent as at January 31, two months ahead of the end of the financial year on March 31.

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