Unimpressed MPs block P1.1bn Ntlole budget request


Finance minister, Thapelo Matsheka is due to resubmit a P1.1 billion supplementary budget for parliamentary approval this morning, after he withdrew his original proposals following stiff resistance from opposition legislators.

The opposition, led by Leader of the Opposition, Dumelang Saleshando questioned the legality of Matsheka’s proposal to reallocate the required funds from “slow spending” projects in the Ministry of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services.

The funds are required to cater for the increases made in April to civil service and disciplined forces’ salaries as well as old age pensions and village development committee allowances.

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