July 28, 2021, is Budget Day in Dominica

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PM Skerrit and Wife on way to Parliament 2019
PM Skerrit and wife on his way to Parliament to deliver the 2019/2020 Budget-( File Photo)

Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit who also holds the portfolio of finance will on 28th July 2021 deliver the 2021/22 Budget Address to the Nation and seeks Parliament’s approval to appropriate an amount of $993.6 million from the Consolidated Fund. Of this amount, $438.9 million is allocated to Government’s Public Sector Investment Programme.

Last year, Skerrit delivered the 2020/2021 Budget on July 27.  It was an $854-million budget and presented under the theme “Realising a Modern, Prosperous Dominica”

In a post cabinet statement read by Cozier Frederick he had this to say.

On this day (28th July 2021), Prime Minister and Minister for Finance will deliver the Fiscal Year 2021/22 Budget Address to the Nation and seek Parliament’s approval to appropriate an amount of $993.6 million from the Consolidated Fund. Of this amount, $438.9 million is allocated to Government’s Public Sector Investment Programme.

In this year’s Public Sector Investment Programme, Government will advance projects geared towards the continued diversification and transformation of the Economy. The development of the International Airport will feature as the single most prominent project, with estimated expenditure of $75 million. This long-awaited project is here. It has started, and in the upcoming months as work accelerates its positive impact will become more visible in the country.

On the Budget Day, the Honourable Prime Minister and Minister for Finance will also propose to Parliament a number of new policy measures which will bring additional economic benefits to our people. Many of these were crafted following feedback and consultation with the private sector, citizens and residents.

We pray God’s guidance and protection of this beautiful Nation, Dominica, and its people during the upcoming Fiscal Year.

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