Morobe Government Passes Budget

by PNG Business News - March 04, 2021

The Morobe government has recently passed its budget worth K662,675,000.

Morobe Governor and finance chairman Ginson Saonu said that this budget is for developmental and rural growth, adding that the budget had K204,026,700 from internal revenue and K458,648,300 from the national grants.

“The 2021 internal revenue total estimate is increased by 10 per cent, while the national grants total estimate is increased by 34 per cent,” he said.

Included in the national grants are the following:

teachers’ salaries (K165,345,800

district services improvement programme (K90,000,000)

special support grant (K30,000,000)

staffing grant (K34,644,300)

teacher leave fares (K7,210,300)

public servant leave fares (K1,239,500)

provincial services improvement programme (K10,000,000)

grants to local level governments (K9,717,500)

teachers’ leave fares – former year’s unspent (K34,700)

provincial services improvement programme – former year’s unspent (K12,089,000)

other public investment programme (K96,840,000)

public servant leave fares – former year’s unspent (K27,200)

provincial support grant – former year’s unspent (K1,500,000) totalling K458,648,300

The estimates of the internal revenue from services and goods tax amount to K124,241,544.



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