Budget 2022-23: Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit provides an update on the pre-budget consultations

Budget 2022-23: Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit provides an update on the pre-budget consultations

Dominica: Prime Minister Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit and the Minister of Finance recently shared an update on pre-budget consultations. The community will inform the 2022-2023 budgetary measures during this consultation.

Prime Minister Skerrit met with a number of farmers, agro-processors and cooperative members in the State House Boardroom on July 1, 2022 (Friday). PM Skerrit listened to the recommendations and suggested ways to implement or improve them.

He took to social media and informed: “Pre-budget consultations are underway to inform the 2022-2023 budget measures.

This morning I met with a number of farmers, agro-processors and cooperative members in the State House boardroom to hear their recommendations.

The Prime Minister was joined by Trade Minister Ian Douglas, other Cabinet Ministers, Finance Secretary Denise Edwards and Agriculture and National Food Security, Permanent Secretary at the Department for the Blue Economy and green, Dr. Kyra Paul.

Further, he mentioned, “I was joined by the Minister for Trade, Hon. Ian Douglas, other Cabinet Ministers, the Financial Secretary, Ms Denise Edwards and the Permanent Secretary to the Department of Blue and Green Economy, Agriculture and National Food Security, Dr Kyra Paul.

Last year, the 2021-2022 budget “Dynamic Dominica: Building on Our Past, Solidifying Our Present, Securing Our Future” was announced by Prime Minister Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit and the Ministry of Finance in September 2021.

The previous budget was presented against the backdrop of current difficulties, but with the unwavering belief that despite these challenges, there are great opportunities for Dominica. At the start of 2020, following losses and damages equivalent to more than 300% of GDP caused by Tropical Storm Erika and Hurricane Maria, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted strong growth in the economy of the Dominica by 5.5%, 4.5% and 3.6%, for the years 2020. , 2021 and 2022 respectively.

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