By Ononye VC
The governor of Anambra State,Professor Chukwuma Soludo on Thursday presented a revised 2022 Appropriation Act and 2022 Fiscal Framework before the Anambra State House of Assembly.
The Bill raised the deficit in the state govenment’s budget from 141.9 Billion Naira to 170 Billion Naira.
Sixty four percent of the revised budget is for capital expenditure compared to the previous budget.
Gov Soludo explained that the revision became imperative to suit the current realities.
He pointed out that sixty percent of the budget is targeted at delivering infrastructure to Anambrarians with about thirty one percent for the Ministry of Works and reeled out other contents of the budget to include building a befitting Government House and Governor’s Lodge,Anambra Airport,digitization of Ministry of Finance,clearing of pension arrears,payment of counterpart development funds among others.