BY GEORGINA KEKEA
THE Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Women Youth Children and Family Affairs, has come out to reassure women that there is enough money in the budget to cater for their activities in 2018.
Dr Cedric Alependava wishes to clarify the issue of development budget on behalf of MWYCFA and the Minister and the government.
Alependava says there are two budgets – development and recurrent.
He says though the development budget has been cut, it is enough for their activities and they can always go back to the recurrent budget should the need arises.
“I wish to clarify to the public that there is no such thing as zero budget and there is a good amount of money for investing in women activities.”
Island Sun understands MWYCFA is not the only Ministry faced with budget cuts. All SIG line ministries are faced with the same dilemma.