Okowa presents 2021 Budget, tagged the ‘Budget of Recovery’

Okowa presents 2021 Budget, tagged the 'Budget of Recovery'
File Photo of Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa presenting the 2021 Budget to the House of Assembly

The Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, had on Tuesday presented the 2021 budget tagged ‘Budget of Recovery’ to the state House of Assembly.

Okowa disclosed this in a tweet while detailing the purpose the budget will cover for the 2021 fiscal year.

According to him, the proposed budget is predicated on inclusive economic growth that is sustainable and people-centred.

Read his statements below;

“Overall, the proposed #Delta2021Budget, tagged the Budget of Recovery, is predicated on inclusive economic growth that is sustainable and people-centred with the following 12 programme priorities:

1. Strengthen fiscal sustainability through increased efficiency in spending, improved revenue mobilization and debt sustainability.

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2. Improve processes and systems in Public Financial Management, and Monitoring and Evaluation, to bolster better public sector service delivery.

3. Establish a multi-pronged revenue generation process with focus on efficient collection, prudent service management, and active resource management, as a platform for global funding support and private sector collaborations.

4. Increase opportunities for youths, women and unemployed graduates under various job and wealth creation programmes.

5. Enhance our Social Investment Programmes (SIP) such as livelihood support programmes, Widows Welfare Scheme, the girl-child empowerment, and programmes for the People Living with Disabilities (PwDs).

6. Promote ICT-based education to conform with the current realities thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic.

7. Maintain our lead in the provision of Universal Health Coverage and cutting-edge technology for broad-based and excellent service delivery essential for a healthy and productive populace.

8. Include complementary actions from other closely related sectors (housing, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene, education, community support, etc.) through inter-sectoral collaboration.

9. Establish well equipped, functional, and responsive healthcare centres in the twenty-five Local Government Areas.

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10. Consolidate private-public sector partnership in the agricultural sector, and motivate youths to embrace farming as a viable source of livelihood, and develop agro-business enterprises.

11. Sustain and strengthen the institutions and structures that enable peaceful co-existence among the diverse ethnic groups and communities; and 12. Build cities, towns, and communities where people feel safe and secure in both private and public spaces.”

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