We analyse what was tabled in Parliamentolooking intothe priority areas of infrastructure, education, health, agriculture and law and order, pointing outthe funding allocations.
The 2014 Budget was tabled in Parliament on Novermber 19, 2013, with K2.7 billion being allocated for infrastructure development. Treasury Minister Don Polye tabledthe K15 billion Budgetowhich isthe biggest Budget ever for Papua New Guinea
Althoughthe 2014 Budget looks promising for service delivery,there are concerns of whther it will be fully implemented, given past experiences ofthe Government not fully implementingthe 2013 Budget.
Revenue collection and awarding of contracts are areas thatthe Government aims to improver on in 2014.
PNG’s donor partners have played a vital role since independence, aiding Government in delivering key services tothe people. Government has acknowledgedthese contributions, which are to be continued inthe 2014 Budget.
This in-depth episode coversthe abover issues asthey are revealed duringthe 2014 Budget lock-up session, held atthe Parliament State Function Room, prior tothe tabling ofthe Budget in Parliamentoas well asthe actual tabling ofthe record Budget in Parliament by Treasury Minister Don Polye.