The Gambia’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs issued a press release on the Supplementary Appropriation approved by the Gambia’s National Assembly in August 2021.
Ministry of Finance
As per constitutional requirement, based on Section 153 (1) of the 1997 Constitution and the Public Finance Act of 2014, the Honourable Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs laid before the National Assembly a Supplementary Appropriation Bill for the Fiscal year 2021.
Contrary to what has been circulating in some social media/online networks, the Ministry of Finance submitted D1,767,400,000.00 to the National Assembly as a Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2021. In order to meet the available revenue, the amount previously submitted was revised to D1.5 billion by the Ministry and not by the National Assembly as alleged by some social media and online networks.
Below is the Description of the Allocations.