The Kaduna State Government has begun preparations for the 2022 budget and promised to open more spaces for citizens to engage in the process.
”Kaduna State has over the years been operating an open budget system for citizens to engage the process, make inputs and monitor its implementation, in line with Open Government Partnership,” he said.
He said that the 2022 budget would not be different, adding that the state would open the spaces further for a robust citizen’s engagement and ownership.
“We are currently working on the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and we hope to conclude by the second quarter, to determine the expected revenue that will inform the budget.
“The MTEF considers the global economic outlook: oil price in the international market, interest rate, inflation and other aggregate that will give us a clear picture of the economic situation globally.
“This global economic outlook will help us to come up with a realistic revenue that will inform the 2022 budget.
He said that engagement would enable the CSOs and stakeholders make necessary observations and inputs before the document would be finalised for use in developing a realistic budget.
“We have a timeline for each activity, and we will make sure that all the timelines are followed judiciously to achieve the set target,” the director said. (NAN)