Presented by The Honourable Colm Imbert, the Minister of Finance
Madam Speaker, the 2018 Budget Statement has been informed by recommendations offered in written documentation and in dialogue with major stakeholders and interested parties such as economists and public policy experts. Many of their suggestions have found their way into the budgetary plans and programmes...
In addition to the ten budget documents that I have laid, I also have the honour to lay the Vision 2030, National Performance Framework 2017 – 2020 and the National Development Strategy 2016 – 2030 (Vision 2030), both prepared by the Ministry of Planning and Development. Madam Speaker, in overcoming the most challenging economic situation of our recent past, we are securing the foundation for achieving sustainable and robust growth.
Our guiding principles are charted in the updated Vision 2030, laid in the parliament today and grounded in the principles first outlined in Vision 2020. Madam Speaker, through the implementation of Vision 2030, we envisage a society in which all our citizens will receive a fair share of our national resources. As such, they will be able to take advantage of all opportunities in an equitable manner and achieve their fullest potential in an enabling and fair environment.
For this Budget presentation we have chosen an unusual theme “Changing the Paradigm” as these are unusual times which call for major changes in our policies, institutions and in ourselves. This new paradigm will call for serious adjustment from all sectors of society.
Supporting Budget Documents