Supplementary budget tops Government’s agenda

This week will be the last Parliament sitting before it rises.

Introducing a supplementary budget will be the major agenda on the National Government tick list.  

Treasury Minister Patrick Pruaitch last week confirmed that the Government will introduce a Supplementary Budget in this August Parliament sitting.

Pruaitch said the Government is closely monitoring the current economic condition and will table the budget before Parliament rises.

He was responding to questions from Goroka MP Bire Kimisopa on when the government will introduce a mini budget to help the country in this financial situation.

Kimisopa said if it is delayed until the November sitting it will breach the country's law and also the supplementary budget will lose its utility.

The November Parliament sitting is the time the country's National Budget for the following year is tabled.

Parliament will sit on Tuesday. 

Charles Yapumi