By Staff Reporter : PNG Today
This was reflected in the handing down of the 2017 National Budget in parliament yesterday when the Treasury Minister Patrick Pruaitch announced that the two sectors both received the third and fourth largest share of the total budget.
The health sector got the third largest share of the total budget with K1, 221.2million with key expenses in free Health Care with an allocation of K20million, and medical supply procurement with an allocation of K160million.
“The education sector receives the fourth largest share of K1, 162.5 million and from this K602million goes to funding the TFF despite the total allocation being a cut compared to the 2016 budget allocation for the sector,” says the Minister.
Although most of the allocated funds are a cut compared to the 2016 Budget, nevertheless the funding will continue to enable more school age children to have access to education next year and continued health service for the people. PNGFM/ PNG Today