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October 19, 2019
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Juffa Queries K5 Million Pledged by Prime Minister for Natural Disaster in Northern Province

Governor for Northern Province, Gary Juffa, has queried the K5 Million pledged by the Prime Minister in 2012 for natural disasters in Northern Province.

During Questions without Notice in the Parliament session this morning, Juffa said K2 million has already been received.

Juffa asked Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, when the outstanding K3 Million will be given, as it has been earmarked for the construction of a national disaster office for the province.

The Northern Province has seen its fair share of natural disasters in recent years and months. The people have suffered in the face of heavy rains causing flooding and the washing away of vital bridges.

The outspoken Governor, Gary Juffa, while thanking the government for pledging K5 million in 2012, and releasing an initial K2 million, asked when the outstanding balance would be paid.

The Prime Minister said he would follow up.

 Governor Juffa also sought clarification from the Prime Minister about who is in charge when there is a national disaster.

O’Neill said a separate office under the Department of Provincial and Local Level Governments, which manages all the provincial disaster offices throughout the country.

 

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