Matambo presents draft budget


The Minister of Finance and Development Planning Kenneth Matambo has said he will today present his draft National budget to cabinet.

Matambo said this yesterday at an ongoing workshop for Members of Parliament (MPs) on the analysis of 2015/2016 National budget at Gaborone International Conference Center (GICC).

Matambo will present the 2015/16 Budget on Monday. “ I will present the draft for National budget tomorrow (today) before cabinet for them to discuss and agree or disagree on certain issues. It will not be the final one.

The reason why we are consulting all relevant stakeholders is because we want them to appreciate why we arrive at certain figures for ministries,” Matambo said.

He said they always want stakeholders to appreciate certain things and for transparency.  “Last year it was a busy year for politicians especially MPs and I had to appreciate it. Everyone wanted to be back in Parliament and that is the reason why I did not hold this kind of a workshop,” he said.

Matambo said his ministry also consulted private sectors and the public at times, for them to have an understanding of the National Budget especially that it talked about employment and policies.

He said different stakeholders usually helped his ministry appreciate priority areas when working on the budget. The minister said  they also consulted with Ntlo ya Dikgosi.

The MPs will have an opportunity to discuss the role of parliament in driving implementation of development programmes/projects, budget management, overview of the National Budget.

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