Nearly a year after she led the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to a clean sweep of the 30 seats in the Parliament, Prime Minister Mia Mottley will present her administration's first national budget Wednesday March 20th.
"Suffice to say that next Wednesday afternoon at 3:30pm I will deliver the annual Budget of the country and will do so as we for the first time, take the second reading of the annual Appropriations Bill, bringing together a process that was hitherto separated for all our precious experience", Mottley said as she addressed the official opening ceremony of the St Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway late Monday.
"And the reason for it is this: numbers make no sense unless I can show the country where we are going with respect to taking the country both economically and socially as a society, " Mottley said.
In her address she made reference to the establishment of the Standing Finance Committee, which for the first time saw Ministers and public officers being questioned by members of Parliament about their respective ministries and how monies allocated to them would be spent.
She also said that her administration would do all it can to ensure the viability of the sugar industry.
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