Parliament has passed the Appropriation Bill 2021 which would allow the government to spend the sum of ¢129 billion during the financial year commencing January, 1 and ending 31 December 2021.
The passage of the act is in accordance with article 106 (13) of the 1992 Constitution and order 119 of the Standing Orders of the House.
A total of ¢30.3 billion will be used to service the compensation of public sector employees while ¢25.6 billion will be catered for wages and salaries.
Also, the government has allocated ¢4.5 billion for Covid-19 related expenditures.
¢200 million has been allocated for the Covid-19 Alleviation Programme (Electricity and Water) with another ¢929 million set aside to procure Covid-19 vaccines (Operations and procurement).
It also approved an allocation of ¢597 million for the National Covid-19 Response and another ¢1.4 billion to provide health infrastructure within the 2021 financial year and among other expenditures.