By Our Correspondent
The Cross River State House of Assembly Committee on Finance and Appropriation has commenced the Public Hearing stage of the 2016 budget proposal presented by the Governor, Senator Ben Ayade to the House.
The public hearing is compulsory for all MDA’s, who must attend alongside their Permanent Secretaries, Directors of Budget, Account, Administration, Purchase and Supplies, with relevant documents.
The hearing is open to members of the Public, Civil Society Organizations CSOs, Organized Private Sector, Media and individuals.
MDA’s are required to show alignment of the budget statement and estimates to the Cross River State Fiscal strategy paper (FSP), Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), Medium Term Sector Strategy (MTSS) and the citizen content of the budget.
The House committee has already dispatched the relevant guidelines, required documents and the procedure to the respective MDAs.
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