Budget aimed at subverting local authorities – Bulkan

-`the minister will have to go and come again’

APNU MP Ronald Bulkan says budget 2014 is another tool to be used by central government to subvert and undermine local authorities so that it can micromanage these jurisdictions from the capital.

Bulkan’s argument, offered yesterday during day one of the budget debate, is based on several factors including government’s provision this year of several billion dollars to various ministries to execute development projects, as opposed to giving the funds to Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) and Municipalities.

Government’s “subversive” and “undermining” tactics, Bulkan accused, also includes bypassing elected regional officials to  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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