The Mozambican parliament Monday gave general approval for the 2015 state budget proposal, which includes expenses amounting to 226 billion meticais (US$6billion), the Mozambican press reported.
This sate budget is in line with the government’s financial policy and the objectives of the Economic and Social Plan (PES) for 2015 and puts in place the Five-Year Government Programme (PQG) for 2014-2019.
Discussion of the specifics of the budget is due to begin Tuesday following general approval by 135 members of parliament of the ruling party and 95 votes against from the two opposition parties.
Addressing the members of parliament, Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario said that both the Economic and Social Plan and the Budget for 2015 were prepared “cautiously” to address the concerns of the population but taking into account the financial capacity of the country .
The Prime Minister gave assurances that public works currently underway would not stop for lack of funds and guaranteed that basic social services would be maintained throughout the country. (macauhub/MZ)