Boko slams �populist� policies


The Leader of Opposition, Duma Boko has slammed government’s “populist policies,” which he said have failed to impact on the poorest in society, as they lacked effective monitory mechanisms.

Responding to the budget speech in Parliament yesterday, Boko said this state of affairs was manifested in greater unaccountability of resources, heightened corruption, impunity of those involved, as well as deterioration in government efficiency and effectiveness.

Boko cited the Vision 2016, poverty eradication framework and the Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agricultural Development (ISPAAD) as some of the heavily financed, populist, but weakly monitored policies.

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