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Holness, team meet with Financial Secretary on Budget matters

Published:Monday | February 29, 2016 | 2:42 PM
Holness ... Proper management of the budget process is important to effectively plan and coordinate the operations of the State.

Prime Minister-designate Andrew Holness along with Audley Shaw, Fayval Williams and Aubyn Hill today met with Financial Secretary Devon Rowe and other officials from the finance ministry to discuss the budget process and receive an update on Jamaica's agreement with the International Monetary Fund.

A statement from the Jamaica Labour Party said the Prime Minister-designate and his team also discussed the quickest route to presenting the budget for financial year 2016/2017.

According to Holness, the discussion was useful as it informed the incoming Jamaica Labour Party Administration of critical issues and events that need to be addressed upon taking office. 

Holness also said the meeting with the Financial Secretary and other Finance Ministry officials was part of critical steps he has been taken in preparation to taking over the Government and to ensure a smooth transition of political administrations. 

"Proper management of the budget process is important to effectively plan and coordinate the operations of the State. The incoming Jamaica Labour Party-led Government commits to crafting a budget that represents the interest of the people of Jamaica," Holness said.

"Our priorities are well established and we are committed to delivering on the undertakings we gave the electorate."