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Programme-based Budgeting: Gov’t officials validate projects

Cameroon government officials Officials are meeting in Yaounde to validate projects that will be implemented in the next three years,…

Cameroon government officials Officials are meeting in Yaounde to validate projects that will be implemented in the next three years, following the programme based budgeting system introduced in 2013, State daily, Cameroon Tribune reports.

According to the paper, the examination of the projects contained in a ministerial medium term Master Plan, is being carried out in a five-day meeting the Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Alamine Ousmane Mey opened on July 2, 2018.

The Cameroon Tribune report equally states that the exercise aligns with budgetary reforms government has been implementing over the last decade, a major one of which was the introduction of the programme-based budget.
According to Minister Mey, the meeting is a strategic approach to fast-tracking development through planning, programming and budgeting and making sure that the execution phase of properly identified projects are well implemented and followed up.

The MINEPAT boss equally tasked participants in the ongoing session, to make sure the selection process respects the Presidential directives of June 20, the Growth and Employment Strategy Paper and the IMF-backed Economic and Finance Programme. He emphasised priority should be given to finalisation of the three-year Emergency Plan to speed up economic growth, the organisation of the AFCON 2019, the completion of major infrastructural projects, the implementation of the three-year Special Youth Programme and assistance to citizens facing security challenges.

 

 

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