Kaduna govt takes 2020 draft budget to citizens for input
Kaduna State Government on Saturday took the draft copy of its 2020 budget estimate to citizens for inputs, observations and necessary amendments. In her remarks during the Town Hall meeting on the 2020 budget held at General Usman Katsina House, Kaduna, the Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, who represented the State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, at the event said the decision to always put the draft budgets in public domain was part of government’s commitment to entrench a culture of political responsiveness in our democratic culture.
While noting that it is the fifth draft budget to be discussed at a town hall meeting, she reiterated that, government has institutionalised consultations as part of its commitment to transparency and openness.
According to her, government consider it important to obtain citizens views, comments and input before the draft budget estimates are transmitted to the Kaduna State House of Assembly. She stated that “the draft 2020 Budget reflects the ‘Putting People First’ priorities of the Kaduna State Government. These were first outlined in the Restoration Programme, the Kaduna State specific iteration of the APC manifesto.