DILI, 26 october 2023 (TATOLI) – The Government of Timor-Leste, through the meeting of the Council of Ministers, on wednesday, approved the draft Government Resolution, presented by the Vice Minister of Finance, Felicia Claudinanda da Cruz Carvalho, on defining the composition of the Political Review Committee for the 2024 General State Budget (GSB).
The Political Review Committee is responsible for verifying the strategic allocation of resources in the budget submissions, to achieve the commitments and objectives set out in the strategic documents and to assess the feasibility of the plans for the 2024 financial year.
The Political Review Committee will be chaired by the Prime Minister and is also composed of the Vice Prime Ministers, the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Public Works, and the Minister of Planning and Strategic Investment.
The Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion, the President of the Institute for the Defense of Children’s Rights, and a representative of the Timor-Leste Disability Association will also take part as observers in the meetings of the Political Review Committee.
The meetings of the Political Review Committee will take place from october 24th to november 9th in the Auditorium of the Ministry of Finance.
Minister Carvalho said: “The Political Review Committee must ensure the feasibility of the annual plans of the services and entities of the public administrative sector and their conformity with the national priorities defined on the basis of the Strategic Development Plan 2011 – 2030, the Government Program, the medium-term plans and annual plans of the services and entities of the public administrative sector, and any other political and strategic documents of the Government.”
“The allocation of budget appropriations to each service or entity must be in line with their annual plans and respect the expenditure ceiling previously established for each title,” said Carvalho.
Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá
Editor: Filomeno Martins