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EAC countries 2017/18 budgets prioritise infrastructure, agric

Published on June 12, 2017

East African Community (EAC) member states have prioritised development expenditure as countries look to further strengthen the growth agenda of the regional economies.

In the national budget estimates presented yesterday, Tanzania will be spending $14.21 billion and Uganda $8.09 billion in the fiscal year 2016/17. Rwanda plans to spend some Rwf2.09 trillion compared to the Rwf1.95 trillion spent this fiscal year.

Kenya’s budget for the 2017/2018 fiscal year was presented in March to give room for the forthcoming general elections in August. The EAC states presented their 2017/18 budgets under the theme, ‘Industrialisation for job-creation and shared prosperity’. Read more. Source | New Times