New budget, same old game

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Matambo

Ordinary people feel there is nothing new in the national budget presented by Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Kenneth Matambo. They feel that it is the case of the old wine in a new bottle.

Frank Nswazwi (not real name) a local government employee believes it was important first to appreciate Matambo’s balanced budget with a proposed surplus budget of P1.23 billion for the 2015/16 financial year. Nswazwi says since the Minister also proposed a development budget of P12.93 billion, expectation was that the project would help in solving great fiscal and macroeconomic challenge and unemployment.

“My disappointment with the budget is the usual empty rhetoric in the government enclave on a commitment to address employment creation in a sustainable manner.

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