The Citizen’s Budget booklet provides a summary of policies and plans reflected in the Government budget in a simplified form. The aim of this booklet is to increase citizen’s awareness, access to budgetary information, transparency and accountability in public finance management. The policies and plans reflected in the Government budget impact the lives of citizens and therefore it is important for them to understand and fully participate in the implementation of development plans.
Government Budget is the plan which provides projected revenues to be collected and expenditures to be incurred by the Government in a particular year in order to implement different activities for social welfare. The basis for the budget is the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania of 1977, Article 137 (1) which provides that, “The President shall give directives to persons concerned to prepare and submit to the National Assembly in each Government financial year estimates of the revenue and expenditure of the Government of the United Republic for the next financial year”.
In the 2022/23 budget, the Government has continued to focus on five (5) priority areas of the Third Five-Year National Development Plan 2021/22 – 2025/26. The budget has focused on improving production sectors including agriculture, livestock, fishing, energy as well as improving the business and investment environment in order to build the economy, reduce poverty and unemployment, especially for youth.
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