Zero Base Budgets

The cabinet of ministers has also agreed to move to an output based budgeting system in an attempt to create more accountability. rn

rnThe government is planning to reduce next year
quote s budget deficit from the present eight point five percent of GDP.rn

rnPreparing budgets from a Zero base will require ministries and authorities under their function to review all expenditure ignoring the previous years spending figure.rn

rnAccountants say zero-based budgeting will force establishments to re-look at all expenditure. rn

rnThe government is also planning to demand specified outputs or results when budget allocations are made.rn

rnFor instance the health budget may include a minimum number of surgical operations to be performed, patients treated and medicines prescribed. rn

rnMinisters say this will create more accountability within the government.rn

rnldblquote When money is given to a ministry that ministry is held accountable for the resources which have been allocated through the budget. At t