Atiyafa says, “Agencies should be well funded “

By: Post Courier

THE government’s development grants of more than K6 billion, frontloaded to provinces, districts and local level governments during the past five years, would be a waste if there is no monitoring and evaluation conducted.

There are lot of development funds allocated in the form of provincial and district services improvement programs (PSIP, DSIP and LLGSIP) allocated by the government to rehabilitate infrastructure, basic health and education, including economic sectors to improve the livelihood of the rural people.

These projects and programs must be inspected and evaluated by the national government through the responsible agencies such as Department of Implementation and Rural Development and the Auditor-General so that the amount of such billion kinas has to be determined and audited whether it has been put to good use.

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Henganofi MP Robert Atiyafa

This was highlighted by the Henganofi MP, Robert Atiyafa, while presenting his 2016 DSIP acquittal reports to DIRD in Port Moresby this week, before he flies up to his electorate to nominate to defend his Henganofi seat.

“These huge grants have to be reported, provide comprehensive reports to the National Executive Council, relevant government agencies and development partners so that the people know where their funds have been expedited,” he said.

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