Next year’s draft budget referred to Wolesi Jirga for approval
Meshrano Jirga members said most of next year’s projects envisaged in the draft budget were carried forward from 2015. The senators noted a lack of balance in provincial allocations.
Finance Minister Mohammad Eklil Hakimi explained salient features of the draft budget to the Wolesi Jirga today. He put the general spending at 283.3 billion afghanis and development budget 178.5 billion afghanis.
He added there was a six percent increase in the budgetary volume, compared with the current year. Fifty percent of the general budget and 89 percent of the development budget will come from foreign sources.
Under Article 98 of the Constitution, the general and development budgets are prepared in light of Meshrano Jirga’s recommendations before being sent to the Wolesi Jirga for final approval.
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