District money not misused: Oveyara

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OKAPA MP Bonney Oveyara has clarified that there is no misuse of money allocated for his electorate.
“Two cheques were returned, one written out for K2 million.
“Another two are still missing,” he said on Tuesday.
Mr Oveyara said he lost the four cheques for projects in an attack last month.
He also lost personal items, including a laptop.
Mr Oveyara made the clarification in Kainantu to correct an earlier report that the K2 million was still missing and that money for the electorate was being misused.
“I lost about K100,000 worth of personal items.
“I did not carry K2 million as reported,” he said.
“The people should appreciate our efforts to deliver services to them instead of making unfounded claims.”
Last Dec 11, the Ibusa and Kanite clans attacked Mr Oveyara and his delegation over allegation of not honouring their claims.
Mr Oveyara’s official car and a police vehicle were smashed and the repair was estimated to be K100,000.
Despite the problems, Mr Oveyara pressed on to perform a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the East Okapa-West Okapa road.
The ceremony was performed in Barabundora village near the border of Okapa and Obura-Wonenara district in Eastern Highlands province.
Mr Oveyara told The National that he was committed to open up the roads which had been left neglected for the past 34 years.