29th September 2023, Skopje- draft Decision on Reallocation of Funds among the Central Government Budget Users and the Funds is a decision on reallocation of funds for increased wages of public sector employees, as of this month, as agreed with the trade unions’ representatives, higher pensions by 6% for pensioners, starting October, as per the jointly agreed methodology along with the funds for social rights, as well as increased funds for agricultural subsidies, purchase of the “Trikafta” drug for 55% patients, as well purchase of digital sensors for monitoring diabetes.
This was pointed out by Minister of Finance, Fatmir Besimi today at the Parliament building, where debate upon the draft Decision on Reallocation of Funds among the Central Government Budget Users and the Funds amended was launched at a plenary session, also including 8 amendments accepted during the Financing and Budget Commission’s debate.
“This reallocation amounts to approximately EUR 300 million, without thereby cutting the deficit and providing funds for all projected costs”, Minister Besimi pointed out, adding that this was done by making reallocations from the items showing underperformance, coupled by savings and higher collection of revenues from contributions.
Denar 4.25 billion has been provided for increasing the wages in October, November and December for all public administration employees, Denar 3.5 billion for increasing pensions by 6%, Denar 1.8 billion as support for domestic and foreign companies, Denar 800 million as agricultural subsidies, Denar 600 million as payment of social rights for guaranteed minimum income, Denar 290 million as payment of student meal and scholarships for pupils and students, Denar 260 million for translation, printing and purchase of textbooks for primary and secondary education, Denar 110 million for coping with the African plague, Denar 100 million for the purchase of the drug “Trikafta” for 55 patients, as well as Denar 20 million for purchase of digital sensors for monitoring diabetes.
“We hereby guarantee that during this year, the Budget will be liquid and that the liabilities will be settled, as regards the payment of wages, pensions and other liabilities, while also providing funds for managing the challenges posed by the crisis”, Minister of Finance, Fatmir Besimi said.