The Medium Term Expenditure Committee Hearings (MTECH),

Monday, 31 October 2016

RIVERSIDE: The Mpumalanga Provincial Treasury is currently hosting technical consultative meetings on adjustment budget with the provincial departments in Mbombela.

The Medium Term Expenditure Committee Hearings (MTECH), which are held prior to tabling of the provincial adjustment budget, examine the departmental priorities within the context of applicable baseline allocations for the 2016/17 financial year.

The MTECH meetings also assess the budget pressures in view of the priorities outlined by the Premier, Mr DD Mabuza in his State of the Province Address and also the annual performance and expenditure plans of the departments.

In view of the current economic and fiscal constraints affecting the country as alluded to by the Minister of Finance during his visit to the Province and also in his Medium Term Policy Budget Statement , the provincial departments are expected to indicate how they seek to fuse this reality in the mid year adjustments without compromising the core of social spending and job creation priorities.

The outcomes and recommendations of the MTECH hearings will be communicated to the Provincial Budget and Expenditure Committee and Executive Council before the Department tables the Provincial Adjustment Budget on the 22nd of November 2016