Housing and Water budget gets approval

- despite concerns over new $484M community project

The Committee of Supply yesterday unanimously approved the $6.9 billion Housing and Water budget, even after concerns over how the ministry would be dispensing $484 million under a new Community Infrastructure Improve-ment Project (CIIP).

APNU MP Dr Karen Commings raised concerns that the CIIP under capital expenditures was in fact redundant as regional budgets have been allocated to improve infrastructure. She noted that the fact that the large sum was to be distributed through the ministry was reflective of a top down approach instead of empowering community leaders, who would have a better grasp of what areas needed rehabilitation and structural improvements. Dr Cummings …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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