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Allocate more funds to agriculture – MPs

Published on May 31, 2017

Agriculture deserves more funding than is currently accorded and the Government should consider the sector’s significance to the economy in the forthcoming Budget Allocation, legislators have said.

The issue was raised when the parliamentary Standing Committee on National Budget and Patrimony presented their report on the 2017/18 to 2019/20 Budget Framework Paper following weeks of scrutiny. 

MP Constance Rwaka, the chairperson of the committee, said the economy is projected to grow by 6.2 per cent and 6.8 per cent by 2017 and 2018, respectively, and the agriculture sector is expected to play a key role in the growth. Read more. Source | New Times