Safety Net

A Fiscal Responsibility Act would also be passed, to ensure the government sticks to its commitments on revenue and expenditure.

rnrnAmong the pieces of financial legislations is the law to set up a debt recovery and collection agency (RACA) to solve bad debts crippling the banking sector.

rnrnThe agency is to be given strong debt recovery powers to clean up banks
quote balance sheets jointly with the private sector.

rnBad debts currently account for 18 percent of the banking sector
quote s total loans, with only one out of six major banks meeting Central Bank
quote s capital adequacy requirement, if provisions are made for 50 percent of non-performing loans. rn