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Mar 10, 2023

2023 Budget Priority: Health, Education, Land & Security

Prime Minister John Briceño

Apart from the expenditures already outlined, the Briceño Administration has identified additional priority areas for investments in its 2023 Budget. These include free education, the distribution of eleven thousand parcels of land to first time land owners, the expansion of the National Health Insurance program in Orange Walk District, and the recruitment of additional police, coast guards and B.D.F. officers. 


Prime Minister John Briceño

“This new budget will focus on several priority areas in keeping with our medium term development strategy. The overarching goals of plan Belize. More money is being provided for the following high priority areas, an additional four million dollars to expand the free education program to the school in Southside of Belize City and the Toledo District. In addition, one million dollars to fund the surveying and processing cost of lots for first time low income house owners. In addition, seven million dollars for the expansion of the National Health Insurance Program in the Orange Walk District, with this move madam Speaker we are going to have over two hundred and sixty nine thousand Belizeans registered under the National Health Insurance, and additional three million dollars for municipal streets and drains an increase of five million dollars to meet the recruitment of an additional two hundred and twenty five police cadets, a hundred and ten BDF recruits and some sixty Coast Guard recruits. An additional one million dollars to support the FIU, including the establishment of a Civil Asset and Forfeiture Unit to combat corruption.”

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