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Senate appreciates indicators of economic growth in Rwanda

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On May 13, 2019, the Plenary Assembly of the Senate chaired by the Senate Speaker, Rt.Hon. Makuza Bernard received the report of the Committee in charge of the analysis of the Budget Framework Paper 2019/20-2021/22.

During the report presentation to the Plenary Assembly, the Deputy Chairperson of the Committee Hon. Sebuhoro Célestin showed that the budget analysis aimed to ascertain whether the fundamental principles provided for in the Constitution of the Republic of Rwanda of 2003 revised in 2015 have been respected. The budget analysis also aimed to check whether the budget proposal was based on long-term and medium-term planning in different sectors (Vision 2050, Sustainable Development Goals "SDGs", Seven-Year Government Program (2017-2024), Resolutions of the 15th Retreat of Senior Leaders and the pledges of the President of the Republic to the population).

The analysis also showed the indicators of the national economy which prove the progress made in the context of self-reliance. Indeed domestic revenues of the 2019/20 budget amount to 68% while external loans that the country will repay amount to 17%, thus totaling a contribution of 85.8% to this budget.

Senators asked various questions and gave opinions, highlighting in particular the progress made in the area of self-reliance and indicating that the journey continues with a view to establishing a link between Government programs that need budget and the resolution of still obvious problems of the citizens.

After receiving the Committee's report on the Budget Framework Paper 2019/20-2020/21, the Plenary Assembly adopted the Senate's opinions and recommendations on the paper.