National Assembly: SDF condemns fresh delay to 2017 budget bill
SDF members of parliament have expressed their total dissatisfaction at having not received the mid-term review of the 2016 budget and the law of regulations on time. The honorable members of parliament from the main opposition party in the country also revealed that they have not received the finance bill ever since the opening of the last session of the 2016 legislative year on November the 11th.
According to Joshua Osih, SDF MP and Vice-President of the Finance and Budget Committee of the National Assembly, this delay in the delivery of these documents necessary for the examination of the 2017 budget bill is likely to slow down the work of the Members of Parliament. “Once again what is going to happen is that we will be working in five days when we could have done it in three months. This is unfortunate because MPs will not have the time to do the necessary parliamentary scrutiny”, Joshua Osih added.
Despite this delay, the SDF MPs nevertheless intend to carry out their actions of control of the draft finance law for 2017 during this session which is essentially for the budget. “We will ensure the sustainability of the budget by examining the balance between structural revenue and structural expenditure,” noted the SDF deputy. The SDF MPs intend to ensure that the budgetary policies are effective and comprehensive and that the public spending as planned is conducive to the impetus of Cameroon’s development.
By Sama Ernest