South Sudan’s budget is ready for vetting by parliament after many delays.
It was announced on Monday evening that the Revitalized Transitional National Legislative Assembly (R-TNLA) will submit its budget to parliament on Wednesday morning.
R-TNLA Speaker Jemma Nunu Kumba announced on Thursday that the Finance and Planning Committee (FPC) would submit the budget for vetting on Monday.
The bill has been postponed, according to Information Committee chairman John Agany Deng, by Minister of Finance Agak Achuil Lual.
“The measure has been postponed by the minister of finance.” He is the bill’s owner and the one who is tabling it; it is the financial bill, and it is the budget. According to the most recent information I have, it will be tabled on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., “Agany stated.
He also said that the minister of justice would be present during the presentation.
The government approved a budget of 287.04 billion South Sudanese pounds for the fiscal years 2021 and 2022 in September.
Each fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30, the budget must be presented to the national assembly by May 15th. However, owing to the absence of a legal parliament, the process has been stalled for the last two years.