The SAPST team are in Maseru, Lesotho for a training workshop with the Lesotho Parliament on Budget analysis and monitoring.
The workshop is being attended by members of Parliament, CSOs and Parliament staff.
Expectations from this workshop include that MPs be capacitated enough to interrogate the budget process and execution so as to improve their oversight role as well as to ensure that MPs employ monitoring tools in monitoring the quarterly reports.
In his remarks, Lesotho Parliament Clerk of Parliament Advocate Lebohang Fine Maema KC said members should play a critical role in the national budget to ensure that resources are collected and spent in an efficient and transparent manner.
The two-day workshop will also equip MPs will skills to employ monitoring tools in monitoring the social cluster budgets (whether budgets are gender sensitive or child friendly) and mainstream the social aspect in budgeting.