Suggestions that henceforth the National and State Budgets should subjected to public scrutiny is been canvassed by some members of the red chamber as they consider the report on the committee on diaspora and non-governmental organisation. The report stems from the resolutions adopted at the interactive session with civil society organizations on the 2016 budget.
Despite being in the public domain, the general public don’t get to make any meaningful inputs into the preparation of National and State Budgets. This, many times does not reflect the desire of the people and so project that should ordinarily have benefitted them often suffer.
But all that may be changing as the senate is considering full public involvement in subsequent budget preparations. This is one of the recommendations of the committee which is presenting its report on its interactive session with civil societies organizations on the 2016 budget.