Vice Minister of Finance Santina JRF Viegas Cardoso who represent Ministry of Finance Emilia Pires together with Ministry of Finance Management team accompanied H.E. Prime Minister Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão in 2014 State General Budget (SGB) debate in Generality during 3 days, from 9 to 11 January 2014 in National Parliament.
In these 3 days of discussion, a bunch of significant suggestion and critics were pointed by members of Parliament in Casa Magna, including the 2013 budget execution capacity in the area of Education, Health, Infrastructure, electricity and water etc.
Also members of Parliament have concerned on the existing inflation in Timor-Leste which mostly bring adversary impacts to low income people.
Even so, the State General Budget (SGB) was approved in Generality in the National Parliament on 11th January 2014 with the result of 65 in favor, against zero and abstain zero.
On members of government side that lead by Prime Minister Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão acknowledged and appreciated all suggestions, observation and critics which came from bench of representatives as part of their competencies, particularly to exercises the fiscal competencies to improve life of the people.
Discussion in specialties will be held from Monday, 13th January 2014 in accordance with the National Parliament Regime and it will go up to 10 days of maximum.