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R9.2 billion budget proposed for 2020 | 24 October 2019

A sum not exceeding nine billion two hundred and ninety two million, eighty eight thousand two hundred and sixty two rupees (R9,292,088.262) is the amount the Minister for Finance, Trade, Investment and Economic Planning, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne is authorising to be paid out of the Consolidated Fund for the services and expenditure of the republic for the year 2020.

Approved by the Cabinet of Ministers, the 2019 budget appropriation of R9,292,088.262 was published as a supplement to the Official Gazette dated Thursday October 17, 2019.

Later this month, Minister Loustau-Lalanne is expected to introduce and request the National Assembly’s approval of the Appropriation Bill, 2020.

This is the third time after 2018 and 2019 that the appropriation bill is published in late October and not in December as was usually the case.

Members of the National Assembly will have the possibility to call to parliament ministers, principal secretaries and chief executives to be questioned on their respective expenditures.

The following is the table of allocation of authorised expenditure as proposed in the Appropriation Bill 2020:

 

 

Allocation of authorised expenditure                                                                         R’000

 

Office of the President                                                                                                 74,884

Office of the Designated Minister                                                                                 10,391

Department of Legal Affairs                                                                                        140,318

Department of Defence                                                                                                330,909

Department of Public Administration                                                                               22,347

Department of Information Communications and Technology                                           61,323

Department of the Blue Economy                                                                                 81,208

Department of Information                                                                                         4,575

Department of Risk and Disaster Management                                                               9,862

The Judiciary                                                                                                                 102,033

The Legislature                                                                                                             43,012

Office of the Auditor General                                                                                       21,262

Office of the Ombudsman                                                                                            3,768

Office of the Public Service Appeals Board                                                                     1,230

Constitutional Appointments Authority                                                                            2,064

Electoral Commission                                                                                                    8,881

Ministry of Finance, Trade, Investment and Economic Planning                                        150,017

Department of Foreign Affairs                                                                                       115,662

Department of Police                                                                                                   526,773

Department of Prison                                                                                                   84,990

Regional Maritime Security Bodies                                                                                 9,061

Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture                                                                              15,276

Ministry of Education and Human

Resource Development                                                                                               944,281

Ministry of Habitat, Infrastructure and Land Transport                                     185,103

Ministry of Local Government                                                                               153,853

Ministry of Health                                                                                                   48,012

Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine                                         60,646

Ministry of Employment, Immigration and Civil Status                                       89,936

Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change                                    99,040

Department of Youth, Sport                                                                                 9,228

Department of Culture                                                                                           93,468

Ministry of Family Affairs                                                                                       73,843

Department of Industry and Entrepreneurship Development                                   4,490

Office of the Mayor of Victoria                                                                                4,469

Institute of Early Childhood Development                                                           16,983

Seychelles Licensing Authority                                                                                  18,062

Fair Trading Commission                                                                                         14,938

National Bureau of Statistics                                                                                  22,471

Seychelles Revenue Commission                                                                               145,913

Procurement Oversight Unit                                                                                     13,761

National Tender Board                                                                                             4,091

Tax and Customs Agent Board Revenue Tribunal                                               1,627

Seychelles Investment Board                                                                                9,735

Public Enterprise Monitoring Commission                                                         8,281

Government Audit Committee                                                                              1,107

Financial Intelligence Unit                                                                                     27,405

Seychelles Bureau of Standards                                                                            24,441

Seychelles Qualifications Authority                                                                         7,874

Tertiary Education Commission                                                                             3,720

Seychelles Planning Authority                                                                               19,772

Seychelles Energy Commission                                                                             6,859

Public Officers’ Ethics Commission                                                                        3,015

Seychelles Human Rights Commission                                                                 6,654

Seychelles Media Commission                                                                            2,986

Health Care Agency                                                                                         1,002,381

Public Health Authority                                                                                      59,078

Industrial Estates Authority                                                                               12,188

Seychelles Nurses and Midwives Council                                                            1,743

Anti-Corruption Commission                                                                             19,045

Road Transport Commission                                                                             13,409

Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration                                                        12,299

Seychelles Meteorological Authority                                                                16,588

Seychelles Intelligence Service                                                                      13,358

Information Commission                                                                                3,764

The Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission                                  12,109

Seychelles Tourism Board                                                                            145,182

National Institute of Technology, Science and Innovation                                 9,342

Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency                                                 71,805

Seychelles Land Transport Agency                                                              211,162

Seychelles Agricultural Agency                                                                    65,555

Enterprise Seychelles Agency                                                                     12,502

Agency for Social Protection                                                                      40,804

Agency for National Human Resources Development                                     205,189

Landscape and Waste Management Agency                                                242,594

Seychelles National Youth Council                                                            28,198

National Aids Council                                                                              5,295

National Council for Children                                                                   14,810

National Council for the Elderly                                                                11,509

National Council for the Disabled                                                            5,656

National Sports Council                                                                           77,736

Social Workers Council                                                                          1,011

National Arts Council                                                                              8,865

National Botanical Gardens Trusts Foundation                                           14,159

Creative Industry and National Events Agency                                         28,799        

Creole Institute of Seychelles                                                                10,988

Seychelles Heritage Foundation                                                              11,562

Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation                                                    261,767

National Biodiversity Agency                                                                30,764

Agency for Prevention of Drug Abuse and Rehabilitation                         73,233

Other Wages and Salaries                                                                          248,176

Other Goods and Services                                                                       130,542

Social Programmes of Government                                                                 175,344

Subvention to Public Enterprises                                                                               159,078

Benefits and Approved Programmes of Agency for Social Protection                         1,457,787

Others                                                                                                                                  34,936

Net Lending                                                                                                                         176,410

Development Grants to Public Enterprises                                                                   144,453

Contingency                                                                                                                           45,000

Tax Exemption                                                                                                                        20,000

 

GRAND TOTAL                                                                                                                 9,292,088.262

 

 

 

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