Shiimi tables pro-youth budget
• By Hilary Mare
AT the backdrop of prevailing pressure on the economy, Finance Minister Iipumbu Shiimi yesterday tabled his budget for the 2022/23 financial year aimed at demonstrating government’s commitment to re-position public spending in line with urgent national needs, especially for the youth demographic.
Addressing parliamentarians in the National Assembly yesterday, Shiimi highlighted that the budget maintains the provision of social services with a view to mitigate against potential reversals in gains across key social indicators.
“We maintain the view that continuous investment in the social sector remains central to the long-term productive capacity and shielding the social strata against vulnerability,” Shiimi said.
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