Govt allocates K29.3 million to constitution process

Banner 3
Banner 3

–Government has allocated K29.3 million to the constitution making process.

The allocation will be used to hold discussions between government and interest groups to achieve consensus on both the process and content.

Minister of Finance Alexander Chikwanda disclosed when he presented the proposed 2015 national Budget in parliament today that the constitution making process has continued keenly and in earnest and that K29.3 million has been allocated towards the process.

The K29.3 million allocations to the constitution making process is part of the K12.0 billion allocation to the General Public Services.

The allocation represents 25.8 percent of the overall 2015 National budget and out of the K12.0 billion, K2.9 billion and K2.4 billion has been provided to ensure that government meets both its domestic and external obligations respectively.

In this category government has also allocated K669.4 million for grants to local authorities of which K586.8 million is for the local government equalization fund.

And Mr. Chikwanda has allocated K500 million to the continuation of infrastructure development in the newly created Muchinga province and 29 districts in 2015 while K210 million has been allocated for the constituency Development Funds.

The Finance minister also proposed to spend K100 million on court cases decided against government.