Parliament continues to debate supplementary estimates

parliamentary buildingThe Second Meeting of the Fifth Session of the Eighth Parliament resumes at 10:00am on Monday, September 22, 2014 with the House continuing debate on the Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure for the period January 1 to June 30, 2014.

Prime Minister and Minister for Finance the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit moved a motion seeking approval from the House for Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure amounting to forty-five million, fifty-six thousand, nine hundred and twenty-seven dollars and twenty-two cents ($45,056,927.22) when Parliament got underway on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

This amount represents advances made from the Contingencies Fund for the period January to June, 2014. In presenting the motion, Prime Minister Skerrit gave a detailed breakdown as to the source of funds outlining amounts coming from local resources, grants and loans.

“The sums were appropriated as follows: 32% or fourteen million, six hundred and thirty-four thousand, eight hundred and thirty five dollars and nineteen cents($14,634,835.19) was financed from local resources; 51% or twenty three million, thirty eight thousand, four hundred and eighty three dollars and seventeen cents ($23,038,483.17) was paid from loan funds, and; 16% or seven million, three hundred and eighty three thousand, six hundred and eight dollars and eighty six cents ($7,383,608.86) was grant funded,” Prime Minister Skerrit stated.

The motion seeking approval for Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure for the period January 1 to June 30, 2014 is in accordance with the provisions of Section 80 (1) of the Commonwealth of Dominica Constitution Order 1978 as well as Section 12 of the Finance Administration Act, Act No. 4/94. This allows the Government of Dominica flexibility in incurring expenditure not originally approved in the annual budget and subsequently seeking approval of the Parliament for such spending.

The House resumes at 10.00 o’clock this morning.

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18 Comments

  1. The Times
    September 23, 2014

    The people who are agreeing with this supplementary budget must not know what $45,000,000 in 6 months is. Break Down:

    7.5 million per month
    357,000 per week
    11,000 – 12,000 per day

    Note: I did this calculation from the lowest index so true numbers would show that the supplementary budget costs are actually larger. How are we able to pay these type of monies off when we are not country with productive resources?

  2. wait
    September 23, 2014

    you just passed a budget and u are over? are you qualified to prepare a budget? give me a break LABOR

  3. September 23, 2014

    So you mean to tell me that after the Dominica Latrine Party just passed a pampers and wipes budget for one year they already back in two months asking for how much millliooooooons? On whose back? Instead of Scare-it try to pay off all the debts he mount up there he putting more?

    The wisest Prime Minister did not see that he needed 31 million for road rehabilitation two months ago? Is not now the roads bad. Even chickengunya Allu come for money for? A joke dat man!

    I am dead serious, this is very poor planning by the Dominica Latrine Party, they do not know what they are doing and even after 14 years in office cannot put together a government budget for a year. What Allu come to add six more months to the budget for? Since when Government budget is for a year and a half?

    Dominica Latrine Party is really a coshonie government and LL budget would have definitely done a better job.

    CHANGE IS A MUST ABSOLUTELY IN THE NAME OF JESUS
    IN GOD WE TRUST

    • stop the politics
      September 23, 2014

      understand what is said and analyse do not be like a fool just writing without knowing. the suplementary estimates were for the fiscal year 2013/2014. politics have you so blind coannot even understand like your novice leader
      go and educate yourself before commenting

      • September 23, 2014

        Do u know what satire is? Wonder who politics blind? DLP is a Government that cannot put a one year budget together, I wud make them pay the 31 million dollars for road rehabilitation from their pockets. Hope is labourites alone that going to pay the moneys in the supplementary estimates and pay the the tax he put on Allu in the late night too.
        Ohhhh I can already feel the change in Government, oh what a relief.

  4. September 22, 2014

    This government is wasting alot of money by starting projects and not completing them.where is he getting all this money and who is gonna payback.

  5. Poor taste
    September 22, 2014

    you cannot delete the love the people have for their PM and the election results.

  6. Morihei Ueshiba
    September 22, 2014

    OMG So much LOANS, LOOK DEBT BOY, u will have to increase taxes after elections. :mrgreen:

    • September 23, 2014

      They did nt even wait after elections, they started last night.

  7. goo goo gaga
    September 22, 2014

    DNO could you also provide the areas in which these funds were spent? It seems grant and loan funds should be for specific uses as detailed in the original budget. Wait we financed an additional $14M from local sources?? how did we not anticipate that??

    I would really like to know the urgent needs that required an unexpected $45M spent in a 6 month period!

    • dafriend
      September 22, 2014

      no doubt, increased spending by the ‘Red Clinic’.

  8. Poor taste
    September 22, 2014

    Please, please, please, DNO help the UWP from the district of St. Joe, how can you let a person be the laughing stock of parliament. Again, if she was a girl scout the motto is be prepared. She was taken straight form Layou Park by the hand pick boisterous few of St. Joe who doesn’t even live there, and paraded as the best thing in modern history. Please somebody give me Kleenex St. Joe River is running.

  9. Doc. Love
    September 22, 2014

    There is a saying, talk is cheap. This saying is very true in the parliament.Many parliamentarians refer to Mr. Lennox Linton as being uneducated. If they really believe what they are saying, why is it their leader in particular, is afraid to sit around the table for a simple discussion on the economy, far less a national debate. Listening to the present debate of parliament, it appears to be like the trade union house in lagoon. It is very important that the Skeritt led administration looses the next general elections, only then will the lagoon type mepuis meeting will disappear from the parliament.

  10. Just blaze
    September 22, 2014

    All these loan we taking how are we ever going to pay them back. The working population is not increasing to say we can generate more income tax. Dominica doesn’t have natural resources to sell. How are we going to pay back all these loans? Every time I read an article on DNO is about some project we taking loan to build. Does anyone know the answer to my question?

    • yes ii tell u
      September 22, 2014

      Go n ask king Skerritt

    • ????
      September 22, 2014

      @Just Blaize….You are too two face …On which side of the fence you really are?

      • The Times
        September 23, 2014

        @???? I have been reading articles and comments and have seen Just Blaze asking questions to both sides. So I don’t see your logic in calling the person 2 face.
        Ain’t that what politics is supposed to be about? Ask the questions hoping to get an answer from both sides or at least 1 side and then make an informed decision at the polls. But I guess you like your ignorance so you just take things as they come “No questions asked”.
        I see that her concern is about the economics of all the spending though.

        SMH.

    • Anonymous
      September 23, 2014

      Wait awhile just Blaze you feeling the pain too you to DAM hypocrite so ask your pm for him to curse you off is people like you and others that have de pm doing all that none sense in de country

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