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Revenue decrease might yield revision of priorities

By Messenger Staff
Thursday, May 21
The April budget revenues fell GEL 0.5 million short of the projected figure. This trend also looks set to continue. As a result some planned expenditures may be rethought and better priorities selected.

Economist Davit Narmania suggests that the Government should be more selective in choosing its priorities. He considers it a bad thing that the opinion of the population is not considered when planning budget expenditures. The people should understand why the state is financing certain items when it is popularly believed there are more important issues to be financed. So far there have been no attempts to take into account the opinion of the people on budgetary matters.