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June 21, 2021
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NEC to approve 15 resolutions from Governors

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  • Governors want laws governing the use of DSIP funds to be reviewed and amended.

A total of 15 resolutions were passed at the ending of the Governors’ Conference last Friday and are ready to be submitted to NEC for approval.

There were a total of 17 governors in attendance and while they support the creation of the District Service Improvement Program or DSIP, they also expressed concern as to the prudent management and use of these funds.

They therefore resolved that the laws and systems that govern the use of DSIP funds should be reviewed.

They want the amendments to ensure that the JDPBPC to formulate district development plans upon which DSIP is to fund, that DSIP funds support the implementation of development plans and to submit annual plans and budget to the Provincial Executive Council and Provincial Administrators for inclusion in the provincial budget.

They also want all capital goods acquired under DSIP to be included in the provincial administration’s assets register and that all vehicle and earth moving equipment acquired under DSIP to carry Z plate.

Governors also proposed that the District Development Plans must incorporate the priorities presented by the Ward Development Committee which have been endorsed by the Local level Government in the districts.

And they want regular audits to be conducted on the use of DSIP.

Other resolutions reached include governors agreeing in principle to support the extension of the grace period of vote of no confidence from 18 months to 30 months in recognising the need for stability.

They also resolved to support the Central Governor Kila Haoda’s call for a city for the Central province as it has lost its administrative, commercial, cultural and social centre due to the creation of the National Capital District.

The governors were presented with gifts by the host – Central Provincial Government at the conclusion of the two day conference.

All 15 resolutions will be presented to NEC for approval.

The governors also resolved to hold the Governor’s Conference twice a year.

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