PARLIAMENT has rejected the government's closing budget statement for last year over violations that MPs claim have not been addressed.
It is the eighth consecutive year that MPs have refused to rubber stamp the government's financial statement. They cited a lack of transparency and under-spending on government projects despite borrowing money as they took a vote yesterday on whether to approve
MPs also criticised the government for not handing over detailed spending charts. Among those who expressed alarm was MP
"Those reports are important for the
"It is vital to have clear reports and proper spending policies because it gives the country credibility.
"For eight years, we have been waiting to have Bapco's finances separated from the
She raised doubts about government borrowing, suggesting the money was not even needed.
"It is borrowing without usage that worries us, since it means the government was paying interest on money it doesn't need," she said.
"The economic policy is wrong," he said.
"For example, we asked for a support fund for low earners in the private sector that would have cost BD28 million a year, but it is still in one of the
Parliament public utilities and environment affairs committee chairman
"Spending was between 10 per cent and 40pc (of public sector budgets)," he said.
"Yet they only spent around 18pc of their funding."
Meanwhile, parliament chairman Dr
Parliament second vice-chairman
The government's closing financial statement for last year has now been referred to the
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