Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris will present the 2020-21 national budget on December 15.
Harris told a news conference that the fiscal policy provides his coalition administration – which was returned to power earlier this year – an opportunity to outline its priorities for the next 12 months.
“We are advanced in our finalisation of the 2021 budget. As we have done since 2015, it is our intention to deliver the 2021 budget way in advance of the statutory deadline which is 60 days after the commencement of the financial year, to which the budget relates, there should be the laying of the Estimates.
“In this regard, I am hopeful that with the grace of God I will be able to deliver the 2021 budget address on Tuesday, December 15, 2020,” Harris told reporters.
Harris, who is also Finance Minister, said the programmes that will be outlined in the upcoming budget presentation are all designed to deliver on the brighter and safer future for the people of twin island Federation.
“In this year’s budget address, I will outline programmes to chart the recovery effort made necessary by the impact of COVID-19. COVID-19 is still with us. The entire world has been scarred by it. Its impact has been brutal on health systems and people around the world,” he added.