ST. JOHN’S,, Antigua and Barbuda – 2nd March, 2023…….Prime Minister and Minister for Finance the Hon. Gaston Browne on Thursday presented his government’s 2023 Budget to the House of Representatives.
The country’s leader presented the Budget under the theme “Reset, Recover, Revitalise”
“The focus of this Budget will be to reset our approach as a nation, so as to recover from the adverse, lingering economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the pressing global consequences of the Russian war on Ukraine. Our objective is to fully revitalise our economy for the benefit of all,” the Prime Minister stated.
Prime Minister Browne stated that the Statement will present his government’s rational that the nation has every reason to be optimistic about its future.
“Months ago, our administration started the process of resetting our economy, to recover its dynamism and to revitalise its potential. Our efforts were slowed, but not halted, by the vigorous campaign which culminated in the general elections that were held peacefully on January 18th,” he said.
“With a fresh mandate, in an open and democratic process, my government will accelerate the programmes and projects upon which it had already embarked, and which have already redounded to the benefit of our economy in almost every sector,” Prime Minister Browne stated.