The Budget Expenditure Monitoring Forum (BEMF) hosted a pre-budget speech workshop on the 24th of February. They also hosted a budget justice protest action outside parliament where an alternative budget speech was delivered. Please find the speech attached. The key objective for BEMF and the Call for Budget Justice is to enhance public participation in the National Budgetary processes. There is a realisation that for this to be possible, communities need access to information and access to independent, alternative budget analysis.