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Government requests a further $119.4 million

BY GEORGINA KEKEA

THE Public Accounts Committee will commence hearing into the Supplementary Appropriation Bill (SAB) today. This SAB is to approve money for government to spend until December 31, 2018.

The Ministry of Finance and Treasury through the 2018 SAB 2018 is seeking approval for a total of $119.4million. This is for 11 Government ministries.

Of the total, $21.7million is appropriated with an advance warrant of 9.9million. This is to cater for the ROC Funding towards the Constituency Development.

$11million for medical bill, rentals, utilities, outstanding GP labour mobility within the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

A total of $21million was also appropriated by the Ministry of Education with $20million in support toward the completion of the infrastructures of SINU and $1million in donor support.

A total of $20million was also requested to cater for parliamentarian’s terminal grants.

Meanwhile eight line Ministries, will receive the remaining $57million. This is to be distributed between the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, the National Judiciary, the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Ministry Lands, Housing and Survey, the Ministry of Rural Development, the Ministry of Communication and Aviation and Ministry of Finance and Treasury.

In August this year, parliament also passed the 2018 Supplementary Appropriation (No. 2) Bill 2018. The total expenditure then was $119,416,051.

Ministry of Finance and Treasury is scheduled to appear first before the PAC today. The Hearing is expected to take place the whole of today.

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