In tandem with Parliament’s oversight function, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade analysed all the 2021 Budget Performance Reports from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The analysis subjected the Ministry to a litmus test checking whether the Ministry managed to achieve its 2021 targets as well as whether it was on course to accomplish its mandate espoused in the National Development Strategy 1(NDS1) from page 171-176, by 2025. Having done that, the Committee came up with palatable recommendations that, if implemented, would assist the Ministry to execute its mandate in a robust manner for the attainment of an upper middle income economy by 2030.
The Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Herein after referred to as the Committee) analysed four Quarterly Budget Performance Reports for the year 2021 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade with technical assistance from the Parliament Budget Office. The Committee sought clarity from the Ministry on a myriad of issues that were responded to, through oral evidence sessions and written submissions. Subsequent paragraphs outlines the Committee’s findings.