Ministry Allocations in the 2024 National Budget

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Ministry Allocations

The parliamentary representatives with responsibility for Ministries will present the details of their programmes to be undertaken in 2024 when making their contribution to the budget debate.

However, I will now present the recurrent ministry allocations:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Trade and Barbuda Affairs
$52.7 million
Ministry of Housing, Works, Lands and Urban Renewal
$114.6 million
Ministry of Education, Creative Industries and Sports
$184.2 million
Ministry of Health, Wellness, Social Transformation and the Environment
$160.5 million
Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Transportation, and Investment
$37.6 million
Attorney General’s Office and Ministry of Legal Affairs, Public Safety, Immigration and Labour
$114.4 million
Ministry of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), Utilities and Energy
$15.3 million

The 2024 budget also includes allocations for other offices, such as the Legislature, the Judiciary, Audit, Cabinet, the Office of the Governor General, and others.

Full details of all budgetary allocations are available in the Appendices to the printed version of this presentation.

Before closing, Mr. Speaker, I take the opportunity to present the allocations for the Office of the Prime Minister, which is allocated $42.7 million and the Ministry of Finance, Corporate Governance and Public Private Partnerships, which is allocated $134.9 million.

Included in the amount budgeted for the Ministry of Finance is $9.5 million for the Barbuda Council.

Some of the major priorities for these ministries are:

Implementing policies and programmes to ensure medium-term fiscal and debt targets are attained
Enhancing monitoring of statutory corporations
Increasing efforts to mobilise resources for critical government projects
Increasing taxpayer compliance and accelerating the use of e-payment and e-filing systems by Inland Revenue and Customs Departments
Ensuring Antigua and Barbuda increases compliance with the standards established by the Global Forum and the OECD
Improving Development Planning Capacity
Completing the National Population and Housing Census
Strengthening project management, internal audit, and risk management functions
Implementing the new Finance Administration Act and the new Procurement Act and Regulations

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