Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Finance Minister Muzaffar Said has said that citizen participation in the budget-making process and expenditure tracking is essential for better financial management at the local level.
He was speaking at the launching ceremony of the initiative ‘Ensuring Citizen Participation and Oversight in Budget Making Process’ in K-P, managed jointly by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and the district government Peshawar. This project is financially supported by USAID Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Programme.
The programme will help in changing behavior of all stakeholders towards the very important exercises of budget making and its execution, he said. The minister said that they are public servants but due to lack of training, they consider themselves as officers.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 13th, 2016.
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