Tanzania’s parliament approves 44.39tri/- budget

TANZANIA’s Parliament approved a record 44.39tri/- Budget for 2023/24 on Monday after a week of debate over proposed plans to enhance social and economic development in the country.

National Assembly Speaker Dr. Tulia Ackson announced that 354 MPs or 95 percent voted in support of the proposed budget that was tabled by Finance and Planning Minister Dr. Mwigulu Nchemba on June 15, 2023.

According to the Speaker, 20 MPs abstained from their votes and none voted against the highly expected budget. Should Mps vote against the budget, the move would have prompted President Samia Suluhu Hassan to dissolve the parliament, Dr. Tulia warned.