Minister Creecy and Deputy Minister Sotyu deliver 2020/21 Budget Vote speech

Event date: 
2020-07-22 23:15 to 2020-07-23 22:30

               
Introduction and background
 
Objectives
 
Media speeches and statements by minister and deputy minister
 
 
     
 
                     

 

Introduction and background

 

The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy and Deputy Minister Ms Makhotso Maggie Sotyu, delivered the budget policy statement for the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries through virtual platform on Thursday, 23 July 2020 at 16:15.

The Minister and Deputy Minister’s presentation of the virtual speech encompassed reflections on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the adjustments it had necessitated in planning and budgeting, while also articulating how the department responds to that.

The budget policy statement, also known as budget vote speech, outlined the 2020/21 strategic focus and key priorities for the department. The policy statement provided details of policy decisions aimed at achieving a just, green and inclusive economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Objectives

 

The objectives of the policy statement set to:

  • outline the key themes of the department;
  • unpack a just, green and inclusive economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic;
  • communicate the department’s plans and mobilise South Africans to rally behind the department’s plans for the next financial year.

 

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