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2011 Budget Statement
Tendai Biti, Minister of Finance - Government of Zimbabwe
November 25, 2010

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The National Budget Speech was presented by Finance Minister Tendai Biti in Parliament on Thursday November 25 2010.


1. Mr. Speaker Sir, Section 103 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, read together with Section 28 (1)(a) of the Public Finance Management Act, demands that the Minister responsible for Finance shall cause to be prepared and lay before Parliament, on a day on which Parliament sits, before or not later than 30 days after the start of each financial year, Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure of Zimbabwe for that financial year.

2. Consistent with our laws, it is with humility that I Move that Leave be granted to bring in a Bill to make Provisions in connection with Revenues and Expenditures of the Republic of Zimbabwe for the financial year January to December 2011 and to make Provision for matters ancillary and incidental to this purpose.


3. Mr Speaker Sir, on 27 June 1981, African Heads of State and Government met in Nairobi and adopted the African (Banjul) Charter on Human and People's Rights.

4. Article 22 of this Charter reaffirmed the right of all African people to economic, social and cultural development and obliged all African States to ensure the pursuit and exercise of the right to development.

5. Mr Speaker Sir, the obligation to pursue the right to development, within the context of all other broad social and democratic rights defined in the African Charter is the foundation stone of the present Budget.

6. In the pursuit of this developmental vision, Mr Speaker Sir, and consistent with the dictates of the Public Finance Management Act, Treasury embarked on extensive country wide consultations in respect of the preparations for the 2011 Budget.

7. The consultations covered the length and breadth of the country, embracing a wide spectrum of stakeholders across all the Provinces, with meetings held in Harare, Mutare, Masvingo, Bulawayo, Bindura, Chinhoyi, Marondera, Gweru, Beitbridge and Victoria falls.

8. Mr Speaker Sir, allow me to thank the thousands of Zimbabweans who came to give testimonies during the consultations.

9. There were the likes of King Chilimba and Jerry Gotora in Marondera, Dumisani Mbikwa Nyoni and Brain Williamson in Victoria Falls, Tungamirai Kurunzwa and Mrs Mwedzi in Masvingo, Ruth Labode and Lindela Ndlovu in Bulawayo, Xavier Kadhani and Edwin Magoga

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