[www.inewsguyana.com] – Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh says that work has commenced on preparation of Budget 2015. The Minister indicated that his Ministry has already issued the budget call circular in accordance with the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act 2003, and his technical officers have already commenced meeting with the various sector Ministries and Departments.
In a press statement, the Minister indicated that he will be meeting with key stakeholder groups including the private sector and organised labour in order to receive the benefit of their inputs and views.
He explained that these meetings with stakeholders have provided a very useful opportunity to exchange views and perspectives with the respective groups and have served a useful purpose in enabling a better understanding by the stakeholders of some of the constraints within which Government operates.
Dr Singh explained that the policy imperative against which Budget 2015 is being crafted is continued growth and accelerated development across Guyana, pointing out that over the years successive budgets presented by the PPP/C Government have enabled the Guyanese economy to achieve greater resilience, with eight years of uninterrupted growth since 2006, at a time when the rest of the global economy was reeling in crisis.