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Budget 2013: Government agrees to tripartite budget committee

Gov’t agrees to tripartite budget committee

By Kwesi Isles Demerara Waves  – Thursday, 25 April 2013 00:17

The government has agreed to establish a tripartite budget committee with the parliamentary opposition parties in a move that could avoid a third year of political wrangling over the nation’s finances.

Leader of the Opposition David Granger made the announcement after the passage of the 2013 budget in the National Assembly Wednesday night. The opposition parties had called for a tripartite arrangement since December 2011.

“We met President Donald Ramotar on two occasions in an attempt to ensure that this budgetary process would go more smoothly and at least one thing has come out of it, he has agreed that from the first of July 2013 he will initiate a process by which the opposition is more closely associated with the preparation of the budget,” Granger told the House.   Continue reading