2017 budget approved by parliament despite Minority protests

2017 budget approved by parliament despite Minority protests

The 2017 budget presented by the new government has been approved by parliament despite objections by the minority.

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According to the minority, the House did not have enough members present to approve the budget.

Parliament approves 2017 budget

Muntaka Mubarak

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According to a Starr FM report, the speaker of parliament refused to heed to the protests by the leader of the minority and brought the question of approval before the House.

Following the final decision of parliament, the Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak expressed his displeasure with the speaker of parliament's action.

Speaking to Starr News, Muntaka Mubaraka said, "As at the time he was putting the question we were 129 in the chamber. We didn’t have the number to conduct that business. Look at where I stand. I think the Speaker is making himself too partisan.

With the greatest respect he should move beyond partisanship… and begin to treat as fairly. All we are saying is that just give us our space and then let them have their way. Because our major challenge is that this issue of the Common Fund is a constitutional one and we cannot sit and supervise unconstitutionality," he added.

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