Budget: Reps. decry duplication of projects by MDAs

The House of Representatives has decried Ministries Departments and Agencies’ (MDAs’) duplication of projects funded by international donors in their budgetary proposals.

the Chairman, House Committee on Finance Babangida Ibrahim, made the feelings of the house known at a retreat organised by the House Committee on appropriation in Abuja.

Ibrahim, therefore, urged the executive to identify projects being funded by international donors but were re-presented by MDAs in their budget proposals.

He said international donor funds should be accounted for while Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) should determine the impact of appropriation on the economy and monitor releases.

According to him, in the course of the committee’s oversight function, it discovered that the release of some funds was discretionally done on the basis of interest.

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