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Finance Minister Tables Over D23 Billion Appropriation Bill Before NA

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By Kebaa AF Touray

The Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs, Mambury Njie, on Thursday, 28th October, 2021 tabled over D23 billion (D23, 692,226,645) appropriation bill for the fiscal year 1st January to 31st December, 2022 both dates inclusive before the National Assembly (NA).

The minister’s move was aimed at securing parliamentary consideration and approval of the abovementioned estimates of revenue and expenditure for the 2022 fiscal year to finance the operations of the government and its agencies during the period

“The theme for the Budget Speech is “Improving Domestic Capacity, Resilience for inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth”, Minister Njie told the assembly.

The breakdown of the 2022 budget is as follows;

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The Office of the President = 677, 649, 925

The National Assembly = 376, 581, 024

Judiciary D245, 380,000

Independent Electoral Commission D 118, 666, 170

Public Service Commission D 12, 358, 390

National Audit Office D 193, 716, 928

Ministry of Defense D 776, 604, 480

Ministry of Interior D 1, 180, 324, 228

Ministry of Tourism and Culture D 44, 562, 925

Ministry of Foreign Affairs D 1, 009, 435, 520

Ministry of Justice D 113, 457, 763

Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs D 1, 367, 081, 659

Pensions and Gratuities D 425, 093, 00

Office of the Ombudsman D34, 401, 519

Centralized Service D2, 090, 323, 000

Ministry of Lands and Regional Government D 281, 320, 833

Ministry of Agriculture D 392, 793, 107

Ministry of Transports, Works and Infrastructure D 2, 196, 007, 806

Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment D 134, 770, 267Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education D 3, 033, 468, 578

Ministry of Health D 2, 258, 719, 482

Ministry of Youth and Sports D 123, 472, 170

Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Water Resources and Wildlife D 243, 033, 009

Ministry of Information Communication and Infrastructure D 70, 792, 968

Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources D55, 385, 870

 Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology D287, 684, 247

 Ministry of Petroleum and Energy D66, 512, 100

 Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare D86, 018, 726

 National Human Rights Commission D54, 678, 820

National Debt Service D5, 742, 065, 131

“The Total Appropriation is D23, 692, 226, 645. The said budget will be taken out of an Authorized Consolidated revenue fund provided by the Government as the budget for 2022,” Minister Njie said.

The parliamentarians will on Friday, 29th October, 2021 will commence the debate on the bill for final consideration and approval.

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