Ethiopia Readies 122 Billion Birr Supplementary Budget

ADDIS ABABA – Ministry of Finance on Wednesday said it has readied a 122 billion Birr (approximately $2.5 billion) supplementary budget for national security and humanitarian assistance. 

The budget will be used to rehabilitate conflict-affected communities and finance necessary government functions, according to the Ministry of Finance.

The budget was needed as the war in the northern part of the country has demanded additional expenses, the Ministry said.

The supplementary budget has already been sent to the Council of Ministers for endorsement and need to final approval from the parliament.

And it will be put to use as soon as its approval by the House of representatives, said the ministry

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