On Tuesday, the Association representing the private sector, held a press conference at the Caudan Arts Centre just after the presentation of the Budget by the Minister of Finances.
Jean-Pierre Dalais and his comrades hailed the strong focus on social. “Business Mauritius welcomes the food security measures. We think it is important to work together with the government and all stakeholders to achieve these important measures,” said Jean-Pierre Dalais. They described it as a “social budget” and added that the measures contained will bring new life to the poorest. Kevin Ramkaloan, for his part, stressed on the importance for the government to work in collaboration with the private sector for the implementation of measures. He feels that the energy component in the budget is very pronounced and should boost the energy sector. He also finds the figure of Rs 4.20 per kilowatt hour is interesting and hopes that it will bring in investments.
Business Mauritius is pleased to note that the government continues to invest in infrastructures and capacity building.
In addition, Business Mauritius will work on its side on the Budget Annex to assess the macroeconomic impact of the measures announced by Renganaden Padayachy earlier in the National Assembly.