The commissioner for Economic planning, Budget and Development partners, Mr Mark Okoye, said the 2017 budget of one hundred and fifteen point five billion naira presented to the house by governor Obiano went through all consultations needed for a realistic budget.
Mr. Okoye stated this during a joint press conference he held with his information and communication strategy counterpart, Ogbuefi Tony Nnacheta as well as the special adviser to the governor on budget efficiency, Mr Melie Onyejekwu at the government house Awka.
Throwing more light on the contents of the budget , Mr Okoye revealed that every single kobo allocated in the budget has a strategic objective which main aim was to cushion the effects of the economic recession in the country on Ndi Anambra especially the vulnerable indigenes of the state.
Mr Okoye who revealed that before the end of 2016, the state government would have achieved eighty to ninety percent implementation of the 2016 budget maintained that the 2017 budget was in line with the world bank approved format for public finance programme, even as he added that the four policy trust which the budget was anchored on will make it highly achievable .
Baring his mind on the budget , the commissioner for information and commination strategy, Ogbuefi Tony Nnacheta said that the 2017 budget has been deliberately crafted to enable the state government respond holistically to the economic recession effects on Ndi Anambra .
Answering question from journalists, the special adviser to the governor on budget efficiency, Mr. Melic Onyejekwu noted that the budget has been positioned to touch the lives of every Anambra indigene positively
Some of the dignitaries at the event were the managing Director Cum chief executive officer of the ABS, Nze Uche Nworah, the special assistant to the governor on media and grass root mobilization Mr Egbuna Amuta, the director of news and current affairs of ABS, Mr Gab Okpalaeze among others.
A question and answer session formed the highlight of the interaction.