Budget sub-committee fails to fly

-gov't, opposition trade blame, $9.3B cut from estimates

With some $9.3B of estimated expenditure already cut from government proposed $220B national budget, the Committee of Supply sub-committee mechanism suggested by House Speaker Raphael Trotman to facilitate negotiations on contentious estimates is not producing the intended results.

In fact, since Trotman suggested the mechanism on Wednesday, the committee is yet to meet to hold negotiations on any issue, although estimates for projects under several ministries have already been rejected by the opposition parties in the Committee of Supply,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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