Motion for a Supplementary Estimates for the year 2021 is approved

September 23, 2021

A motion for a Supplementary Estimates of SR303,911,788.83 for the year 2021, was approved by the National Assembly in its session of Wednesday 22nd September 2021.

The motion was tabled by the Leader of Government Business in the National Assembly, Hon. Bernard Georges, in accordance with Article 154 (6) of the Constitution.

Once the motion was presented, the National Assembly voted to turn itself into a committee, where members could seek clarification on the Supplementary Budget from representatives of the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Trade.

The delegation from the Ministry was headed by Secretary of State within the Ministry, SS Patrick Payet, who was accompanied by Comptroller General, Ms. Irene Croise and Ms. Astride Tamatave, Deputy Comptroller General.

The Supplementary Estimates is the first to be tabled before the 7th National Assembly, elected in October 2020.

The debate on the motion on the general merit of the Supplementary Estimates was approved.

The Supplementary Appropriation Bill for the year 2021, will be laid before the National Assembly next year as per Article 154 (7) of the Constitution.

To note, the total sum of the Supplementary Estimates for the year 2021 is a re-appropriation of funds from a total budget cut of R1.4 billion, for the year.

Presenting the Mid-Year Review on 07th September 2021, Minister Naadir Hassan, explained that the government will reduce its initial budget for the year by some SR1.2 billion, because a sum of more than SR303 million will be re-appropriated.

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