Oro Governor Gary Juffa has intervened to stopthe release of K5 million for road project in his Province.
Governor Juffa said he did this because he believedthe money was sought using dubious documentation, by-passing proper procedures and processes.
Governor Juffa revealedthe two documents which he said failed to meetthe requirements for the awarding ofthe contract for road projects in Ijivitari District.
The initial proposals coverthe total first named project area but was rejected and proposed second time in stages.
The first document did not have vital detail such as company profile, and budget costing’s but was submitted tothe Works Department for approval of funds.
This was rejected bythe Governor and a second proposal was made. However,there were major errors found, even on page 1.
&ldquoIn this submission it’s written here addressed tothe Chairman Provincial Supplies and Tenders Beard Southern Highlands Provincial Administration. Atthe bottom partthere’s a section ofthe paragraph that says – to expeditethe construction of this bride – it’supposed to be road works not bridge,” explains Juffa.
He saidthere is no organisational chartono details ofthe company, and no justification as to why this particular company was being engaged.
Governor Juffa said for too long corrupt practices have brought Oro Province to its knees.
He has spoken to sidelined Ijivitari Member David Arore overthe matter already.
“The provincial executive council meetings will always includethe open-members. I encouragethem to work with my office and inform me about whatthey’re doing, to give metheir plans, to tell me exactly what it is thatthey intend to do and how I can assistthem,” Juffa said.
He now wantsthe Provincial Works Manager and Provincial Central Supplies and Tenders Beard to explainthe issue.