In their last fiscal package, the Ministry of National Security was allocated $6.44 billion.
This time around, they have received $5.227 billion.
Despite a significant decrease of $1.217 billion, National Security Minister Stuart Young has assured that he can make it work.
Speaking to media following the Budget presentation on Monday, Young said that he is committed to providing value for money for all citizens and will make the most of his ministry’s allocation.
He said “National Security will always do the best it can to fulfill its responsibilities with what is provided to it in the national budget.
Young said “As the minister, I intend to continue emphasizing that taxpayers must get value for money in the expenditure, and we must deliver more from less. National Security received the third largest budget allocation and must ensure that the population gets value for money from it.”
Meanwhile, a number of upgrades were announced for the security ministry.
Among them, the police are to be given more resources to assist in the fight against white-collar crime; attention will be placed on upgrading facilities and hiring specialists to investigate suspected white-collar criminals and technological capacities of the police would be improved by introducing the latest technology to assist in the fight against crime at all levels.