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Trinidad: Job creation a focus for 2020 THA budget

JOB creation is among five key areas of focus of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) budget for fiscal 2020. The budget will be presented at the Assembly Legislature in June, before being forwarded to the Ministry of Finance for consideration in the national budget.

Deputy Chief Secretary and Secretary of Finance and the Economy, Assemblyman Joel Jack made the announcement as he addressed members of the media during last Wednesday’s post Executive Council media briefing at the Victor E Bruce Financial Complex, Scarborough

The Secretary said the Assembly’s budget process for fiscal 2020 has commenced.

He said, “All Divisions were mandated to prepare and submit their estimates by the end of April 2019. To assist us in our preparations of budget priorities for fiscal 2020, we would host – as we have done in the past – our pre-budget survey to ensure that we have as wide as possible input from Tobagonians and to ensure that Tobagonians are allowed to give their views and to inform public policy. Our pre-budget survey will be hosted and it would start shortly…If it is not currently in progress, then it should early next week.”

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