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Mauritius : Additional budget of Rs 50.3 million voted

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Mauritius : Additional budget of Rs 50.3 million voted

Additional Funds to Cover Unforeseen Expenses

Proposed by the Minister of Finance, Renganaden Padayachy, the bill advocates for a supplementary budget of Rs 50.3 million (approximately 1 million EUR) for the ongoing fiscal year. The additional allocation addresses overspending in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel.

Minister Padayachy highlighted that measures implemented during the Pay Research Bureau (PRB) period, where expenses exceeded approved estimates, have played a crucial role in revitalizing consumption and stimulating the country’s economic activity. He emphasized the government’s commitment to navigating the worst crisis in history, particularly affecting the socio-economic dignity of the most vulnerable households in society.

The minister assured that the government will consistently support the population, especially those at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder, to enhance their living conditions and well-being. He affirmed, “We will continue to be guided by this humanistic and progressive spirit.”

Last Parliamentary Session in Numbers

The parliamentary session, which concluded at the end of 2023, comprised 36 sessions featuring 23 bills, 873 questions to ministers, 25 private notice questions, and two supplementary budgets voted on. Head of Government, Pravind Jugnauth, provided these statistics, quantifying the outcomes of this session. The Parliament is adjourned until March 26, 2024, celebrating the commencement of the final session of the current legislature.

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