These five ministries just got the lions share of the 2018 budget

Ministry of Health & The Environment Headquarters — at Lower High St, St John's Antigua.
  1. The Ministry of Health leads the way with the highest allocation in the 2018 National Budget with EC$ 106 million.

The government says this will resolve to attain optimal health and wellness for all residents of Antigua and Barbuda.

2. The Ministry of Finance and Corporate Governance receives $102 million.

3. The Ministry of Education and Technology receives $101 million.

4. The Office of the Attorney General, Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs, Public Safety and Labour is next at $90.

5. The Ministry of Works and Housing is provided $76 million to carry out its projects and programmes.


Allocations for other Ministries

The Ministry of Tourism is allocated $28 million.

Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Information Technology, $17 million.

Ministry of Social Transformation & Human Resource Development, $24 million.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Immigration, $27 million

Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries & Barbuda Affairs, $20 million

Ministry of Public Utilities, Civil Aviation & Transportation, $8 million

Ministry of Trade, Commerce & Industry, Sports, Culture & National Festivals and Community Service, $30 million

The 2018 budget also includes allocations for:

  • Office of the Governor General $2 million
  • The Legislature $2 million
  • The Cabinet $4 million
  • The Judiciary $2 million
  • The Service Commissions $900,000
  • Audit  $1million
  • Pensions and Gratuities $77 million
  • Electoral Commission $4 million
  • Ombudsman $600,000
  • Charges on Public Debt  $468 million

The Office of the Prime Minister is allocated $31 million.


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