Parliament has recommended treasury to come up with realistic 2018 national budget allocations to sustain key productive sectors and increase socio-economic activities across the country.                           

Legislators analysed the $5,1 billion national budget in Harare today with concerns being raised over its impact on economic development.

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Advocate Jacob Mudenda said the fiscal policy should translate into real tangible outcomes.            

Finance and Economic Development Parliamentary Portfolio Committee, Cde David Chapfika said while the budget is key to economic growth, limitations on strategic social amenities needs revisit by the treasury.                 

Legislators had an opportunity to also interrogate the 2018 national budget in light of the limited fiscal space against huge demands from industry and commerce.