Senators have questioned members of government on some key issues concerning their budgetary allocations for the 2023 Financial year.

This was during a general debate this Tuesday December 6, 2022 on the Finance Bill chaired by Senate President, Marcel Niat Njifenji.

Finance Minister, Louis Paul Motaze presented the different budgetary allocations for each ministry and other government structures before members of the Upper House of Assembly.

He made it clear that these budgetary allocations were done based on the June session of parliament budgetary orientation.

Following his presentation, it revealed that there will be significant increase in land occupation taxes, tourism tax, the price of stamps and windscreen licences as well.

Louis Paul Motaze’s presentation was followed by a general debate of which the Finance and Budget committee president of the senate said was due to the lack of time for all government ministers to meet directly in commission.

Senators took to the rostrum to express their worries on different issues.

Senator Mbella Moki Charles of the South West region thanked government for following up the arrest of some American born who have been sponsoring terrorists activities in the North West and South West regions.

He wondered if more cannot be done to end the crisis in the two restive regions.

Other senators who took to the pulpit held government accountable on some of their actions on road construction, climate change, healthcare and corruption.

Territorial Administration minister, Paul Atanga Nji who was questioned on the increase of the percentage rate of corruption in the country said they have and will continue working in close collaboration with the National Anti Corruption Commission to fight the Vice.

After the plenary session, the minister of finance Louis Paul Motaze met with the Finance and Budget Committee of the Senate where the finance law was carefully scrutinized.

Bruno Ndonwie Funwie

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