The effective scrutiny of the 2018 draft state budget of Cameroon has kicked off at the finance and budget committee of the national assembly.

 The effective scrutiny of the 2018 draft state budget of Cameroon has kicked off at the finance and budget committee of the national assembly.

This follows the prime ministers presentation of the government’s economic, financial social and cultural programme ahead of the 2018 financial year during Wednesday’s plenary sitting.

The scrutiny session kicked off on the evening of Thursday November 30 at the newly built commission hall which is now situated at the Lobby of the House Chamber, the site which hosted the photo gallery of house speakers.

The exercise will see cabinet ministers defend their respective ministerial budgets before members of the finance and budget committee.

The first minister on the programme was that of the ministry of finance, followed by the minister of culture, Narcisse Mouele Kombi.

Alamine Ousman Mey defended the budget of some sovereignty institutions and specialised organs, plus the budget of his ministry. The minister also presented a report on the economic financial and social situation and the nation’s prospect to highlight the years 2016 and 2017.

Other cabinet ministers have been programmed for this Friday December 1; Justice, Tourism and Leisure, Defence, Territorial Administration and Decentralisation, Public Contracts, Public Service and the Minister of Labour and Social Security will pass in that order.