EDD budget speech

On the 24th of April 2012, the Minister of Economic Development, Mr. Ebrahim Patel, gave his budget speech - reviewing his Department’s performance over the last year and presenting programme highlights for the 2012/2013 financial year.

The Budget Speech was preceded by a Signing Ceremony in which nine Agreements with key development partners were signed to further the aims of decent jobs and locally-driven economic growth.

The nine economic development Agreements begin to lay down a constructive way forward for multi-stakeholder collaboration in meeting the outcomes of the New Growth Path and its four Accords - National Skills, Basic Education and Partnership with Schools, Local Procurement and the Green Economy. Signatories include stakeholders from international and national development finance institutions, business, local government and local co-operatives (refer to Annex A for list of Agreements and signatories).

Minister Patel emphasized the potential of seemingly small efforts to meet local development outcomes for job creation and economic development if scaled-up.

Click on this link to view the video of Minister Patel's budget vote speech.
View photos taken on the day of the budget vote debate, here.

EDD Departmental Highlights 2011/2012

EDD Budget Highlights 2012/2012


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