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Minister opposes amalgamation of 'two important departments'

The announcement of planned mergers of agencies of government is a cost-cutting measure to curb government spending for the 2017 fiscal year. This was announced during the debate on the 2017 budget handed down last Tuesday by Treasury Minister Patrick Pruaitch.

Minister for Civil Aviation, Davis Steven, says while the public service bill continues to impose a real challenge, cost cutting by merging two important departments (DIRD & DPNM) may be counter-productive and should not be permitted without broad discussion.