BY APN Reporter
Government has proposed a 100 tax Shillings increment on fuel in the 2018/2019 financial year with the aim of raising 202 billion Shillings for road maintenance.
This is one of the proposed reforms by government mentioned in the frame work paper with the aim of addressing the current budget implementation and governance challenges.
The Finance State Minister, David Bahati tabled the budget framework before parliament last week. The paper lists new policy and administrative measures, which government intends to undertake in the next financial year. They include among others halting of the creation of new agencies, administrative units and public universities.
The Finance, Planning and Economics Development Ministry, also recommends that government stops extending grants to private schools and hospitals starting the 2018/2019 Financial Year on onwards. The paper also shows that government plans to freeze all planned recruitments under all sectors such as health and education except under very special circumstances.