The Minister of Finance on 11th November, 2016 presented the National Budget to the National Assembly. The National Budget contains the plans that Government is proposing to carry out in 2017. These plans include key changes in the way Government will raise and spend money. Citizens are, therefore, encouraged to read this booklet, which has been produced to make it easier for them to understand the proposed 2017 National Budget. All citizens should tell their area Member of Parliament of any concerns that they may have with regard to the Budget. This will help their Member of Parliament to discuss the citizens’ ideas on the proposed Budget during the Parliamentary debates. Citizens are also encouraged to listen to Parliament Radio in order to follow the debates by Members of Parliament on the proposed National Budget.