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Prime Minister on Budget: ‘It’s not easy’ figuring out priorities

Posted: Tuesday, February 8, 2022. 9:52 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: With the economy somewhat in recovery, the forthcoming General Revenue Appropriation Act, known as the Budget, will be critical in determining the next and future priorities of the John Briceño administration.

Preparations have begun for its presentation, typically due in March, but with three supplementary allocations of close to $200 million since the last Budget, will the Government be able to share the still finite resources available to it in order to meet priorities?

“It’s not an easy job, it’s very difficult,” was all the Prime Minister could manage to say before he ended his Friday interview with reporters.

But there’s not much else to say with clashing objectives – ending the COVID-19 pandemic’s hold; restoring the economy; introducing good governance practices and reforms; increasing the minimum wage and employment; providing more houses, schools, and other amenities, and restoring cut salaries and increments.

 

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