Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has personally invited Singaporeans to contribute to the Budget 2020 public feedback exercise that was launched on Monday (Dec 2).
The DPM, who also serves as Finance Minister, is expected to become Singapore’s fourth Prime Minister after the next election and is seen as the head of the ruling party’s fourth-generation leaders.
In a post published on his personal Facebook page, DPM Heng said: “I invite all Singaporeans to contribute actively and join us in charting our shared future. Together, let us build a better Singapore for our children and their children!”
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) said on Monday that Singaporeans can share their concerns, express their opinions on what Singapore stands for and contribute their ideas on how the nation can achieve its aspirations and move forward together.
It invites the population to participate in the Budget 2020 public feedback exercise which will take place over six weeks – from Dec 2 to Jan 10.
The ministry added: “In the spirit of SG Together, we are seeking public views on longer-term issues. Specifically, we invite suggestions on how we can form stronger partnerships to address future opportunities and challenges facing Singapore.
“Your views and suggestions will go a long way in helping us plan for Budget 2020, which will outline a strategic financial plan to chart Singapore’s future.”
Those who wish to provide views and suggestions on Budget 2020 may do so by using the Singapore Budget 2020 website, the REACH Budget microsite, the REACH feedback form or by contacting REACH on any of their social media channels.
Singaporeans who wish to provide feedback in person also will have the opportunity to do so during the six-week feedback collection period.
MOF said that REACH – the Government’s feedback arm – will hold Listening Points across Singapore to gather views and ideas for Budget 2020. These Listening Points are open feedback booths that will be located in prominent areas, such as the Toa Payoh HDB Hub and Raffles Place.
The ministry is also partnering with the People’s Association (PA) and it’s grassroots organisations to reach out to Singaporeans living in the heartlands, through the PA’s Ask Kopi Kakis initiative.
Citizens can provide feedback at Ask Kopi Kakis’ kiosks that will be set up by grassroots volunteers in 25 locations islandwide.