FINANCE minister Alexander Chikwanda is today expected to present the 2013 national budget estimated to be about K31 trillion.
This will be the PF government’s ‘own’ budget since the 2012 one was inherited from the MMD government.
According to the PF manifesto, economic development would be anchored on agriculture, health, decentralisation, and education.
It is expected that the 2013 budget would still focus on these sectors as drivers of the economy.
It is also expected that the 2013 budget would not have bigger changes to the fiscal and monetary regime and it is projected that the macroeconomic policy would be geared towards maintaining a stable macroeconomic environment conducive to investment, inclusive growth and employment creation.