The concrete measures that government intends to take to raise tax and non tax revenues in the coming financial year 2024 and how it intends to spend the revenues raised is required by law to be presented before the National Assembly for approval. According to section 152 of the Constitution the estimates of revenue and expenditure for the next financial year must be discussed and approved by the National Assembly within 14 days. Once the estimates are scrutinised and approved, the approved estimates of the different items to be funded must then be transformed into a bill called an Appropriation Bill which must be presented to the National Assembly after a budget speech and which must be passed within 7 days.
It is the duty of the National Assembly members to scrutinise the estimates and reject those items that are not in the national interest and approve those ones that are in line with the national interest. Foroyaa will follow the debate on the estimates and appropriation bill and give feedback on them to keep the public informed of what the National Assembly members intend to allocate to education, health, agriculture, roads and infrastructure, community development and other social protection sectors.