The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Momodou LK Sanneh, has urged his fellow lawmakers to scrutinize the draft estimates 2020, as it is the life blood of the county.
He said this yesterday during the debate on the draft estimate budget 2020 tabled before the Assembly last week for scrutiny, consideration and adoption.
On allowances, he tasked the Finance Minister to tell them how much is involved in the new allowances created in the estimate from the Office of the President, Judiciary and others, because it also includes professional, risk, transport, telephone, responsibility and special skills allowances.
On budget support, he said the Minister told them that the revenue for recurrent development expenditure for the fiscal year 2020, contributed to the attainment of the net domestic borrowing (NDB) target of 1 percent, whilst gross domestic revenue for 2018.
He said the Minister reported that the EU and World Bank budget support, which comprise the bulk of the estimate budget support for 2019, did not materialize as at end December 2019. He said the Minister also told them that the World Bank budget support is unlikely to materialize due to slippage, as such it led to non-realization of certain development policies operations.