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Several senior state ministers and members of parliament have expressed reservations about the idea of merging the Departments of Implementation and Rural Development and the National Planning and Monitoring.
The announcement of planned mergers of these government agencies is a costs cutting measure to curb government spending for the 2017 fiscal year.
This was announced during the Parliament debate on the handing down of the 2017 budget recently by the Treasury Minister, Patrick Pruaitch.
Minister for Civil Aviation, Davis Steven, said while the public service bill continues to impose a real challenge, cost cutting by merging two important departments may be counter-productive and should not be permitted without broad discussion.
Mr. Steven said cost cutting must not create confusion and weaken systems. NBC News
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