The National, Tuesday 12th February, 2013
By FRANKIY KAPIN
THE East New Britain administration has conducted a one-day workshop as part of preparations to implement its 2013 budget.
Deputy administrator Levi Mano said they were required to ensure that the provincial budget was implemented in line with the national government’s money plan.
He said the workshop aimed to realign district administration and local level government staff to achieving the same outcome.
Mano said his officers were expected to draw up programmes based on budget submissions and to work with all levels of the provincial administration.
“The coordination from the local level governments to the district and provincial government must flow with minor obstacles,” Mano said.
He added that the involvement of councilors and village-based coordinators would be encouraged unlike in the past.
He said the administration was keen to implement the K186 million provincial budget and would also focus on its 10-year development plan.
“The coordination and consultation level and language from the provincial government to the district and the local level government level must be the same,” Mano said.
The workshop was conducted in different locations – Kokopo, Rabaul and Gazelle districts.