Basil Wants Explanation on Partial Release of DSIP Funds

Deputy Opposition Leader and Belolo MP, Sam Besil, wantsthe Department of Finance to explain why his District Services Improverment Program (DSIP) funds have not been released.

He also wanted to know why cheques were not issued and not in electronically.


After much delay,the Member said he is planning a march withthe support of his people tothe Vulupindi Haus.


Mr Besil said that so far his District received three million kina ofthe District Services Improverment Program (DSIP) Fund, butthere is still an outstanding of 7 million kina yet to be handed over.


Mr Besil warnedthe Acting Secretary tothe Department of Finance, Dr. Ken Nanghan, that after numerous unsuccessful attempts by his office to receivethe DSIP funds, he has no choice but to meet withthe Acting Secretary.


Mr Besil also said to take legal actions onthe Finance Minister, James Marape.


He urged all MP’s to submit acquittals ofthe 10 million kina DSIP funds before next year March.


However, Marape’said in a press conference today that he will ensurethe remaining funds are used bythe end of this year throughthe procurement of contracts worththe amount.

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