Ahead of the presentation of the 2015 Appropriation Bill to the National Assembly, Senate President, David Mark, has called for the full implementation of the national budget.
Mark said this at the Civil Society Organisations/Non-Governmental Organisations Roundtable convened to track implementation of the 2013 budget at the National Assembly.
The Senate President noted that the importance of full implementation of the national budget to national development cannot be overemphasised.
Represented at the occasion by his Special Assistant on NGOs, Nehi Okunmendia, Mark said he has never deviated from his stance on the imperative of the full implementation of the national budget as passed by the National Assembly. He stated that the result of the CSOs/NGOS independent monitoring and tracking of budget in their respective zones was expected to contribute to the ongoing debate on what amounts to an acceptable implementation rate of the national budget from an independent and objective point of view.
He noted that the objective of budget monitoring exercise was to structure mechanism that would ensure total budget compliance.
Source : SunOnline