Almost a month after presenting his Budget 2021/2022, Finance Minister Renganaden Padayachy has earmarked three hours to convince industry captains and economic operators. He is expected to attend the Public-Private Sector Dialogue at the Hennessy Park Hotel, in Ebene, on Monday to also discuss the reopening of borders set for July 15.
Week-End reported that the event is being organized by the Economic Development Board. During his intervention, Dr Padayachy is expected to face questions and respond to apprehensions of the private sector.
The newspaper said the private sector also intend to raise questions regarding the controversial Generalised Social Contribution (CSG) which is currently the subject of a judicial review before the Supreme Court.
The newspaper added that those in the private sector who are more conciliatory feel it would an opportunity to “thrash out matters” in view of coming up with a “face-saving solution” on the issue.
On another matter, Week-End said the Mauritius and the Agence Francaise de Development (French Agency for Development) are finalizing numerous conventions. According to the deal, the AFD would subsidize projects worth Rs117million.