now, if you go to the banks you can have between 15 and maybe 25 per cent, the highest. And Mr. Speaker, the banks are moving from office to office begging people to come for facilities. That is the economy the NPP Government has managed for this country.
Mr. Speaker, an hon. Member said that our performance was inconsistent. Mr. Speaker, I want to draw his attention and Mr. Speaker, I will use only the GDP rate to show the inconsistency in their management of the economy. Mr. Speaker, between 1993 and 2000 that they left power, the eight-year period they were able to achieve their target for GDP only twice and the twice the one they equalled was in 1993 and they exceeded in 1996. Mr. Speaker, I am going over the figures.
The target for 1993 was 5 per cent and they achieved 5 per cent -- they equalled. In 1994, 5 per cent, they achieved 3.8 per cent, in 1995, 5 per cent, they achieved 4.9 per cent. In 1996, 5 per cent they achieved 4.2 per cent. That was the only time within the eight years they exceeded. Mr. Speaker, go to 1997, 5.5 per cent, they had 4.2 per cent. In 1998, 5.8 per cent, they had 4.6 per cent. In 1999, 5.9 per cent, they had 4.4 per cent. Mr. Speaker, in 2000, 4 per cent, they had a woeful performance -- an abysmal 3.7 per cent. Mr. Speaker, look at this cyclical trend. They are saying ours is not steady.
Mr. Speaker, let us move on to the performance of the NPP Government to show how steady the growth has been. The trend is upward moving. Mr. Speaker, in 2001, we budgeted for 4 per cent, we achieved 4.2 per cent. In 2002, 4.5 per cent, we achieved 4.5 per cent. In 2003, 4.7, we achieved 5.2, per cent. In 2004,