Finance Deputy Minister Keith Mukata says reports that the PF government’s national budget has collapsed are unwarranted.
Mr. Mukata said talking about a budget over run at this stage is premature.
He said the government is running an activity based budget and has continued financing projects and programmes are the fall due.
“This talk of a budget over run is rather premature. How can you burst the budget which you have not even implemented half way? This is whole just talk. We cannot start talking about overruns at this stage.”
He challenged all those claiming that government is running a huge budget deficit to come out in the open and reveal the figures.
“They are talking about an overrun but they are not telling us the figures. Let me come out and tell us by how much we have overrun the budget.”
Mr. Mukata said all the key government projects are being funded adequately on time, a strong indicator that the budget is on course.