The people of Wabag have been urged by their MP, Robert Ganim to “seize the opportunities” provided for them in the 2013 National Budget.
Describing the budget as people focused and fair, he urged his people to come out of their free hand out culture, tribal fighting, gambling, alcohol, and drug abuse habits and seize the opportunities provided for them.
Mr Robert says the initiative to channel development fund direct to districts and LLGs by the O’Neill-Dion Government sets a better phase for PNG.
Many districts and LLGs may not have the capacity to properly manage and account for their funds; however,Treasurer Don Polye on Tuesday during his budget speech said “prudent guidelines have been formulated for this transfer because significant challenge will be to ensure that these funds are properly managed” and allocated as follows: infrastructure thirty-per cent (30%), education twent- per cent (20%), health twenty-per cent (20%), law & order ten-per cent (10%), economic sector ten-per cent (10%), and administration ten-per cent (10%).
Caption: Wabag MP, Robert Sandan Ganim. Photo by Cyril Gare.