IT was interesting to note National Planning and Monitoring Minister Paul Tiensten admitting there were dubious practices in the implementation of DSIP funds.
Although the government’s concept of decentralising resources was timely, implementation of DSIP funds has deviated dramatically.
The JDBPC is an administrative arm but the players constituting the group is politically crafted and headed by the local MPs, resulting in the delivery mechanisms of goods and services not making any visible impacts.
Subsequently, the rural populations are severely affected because of the MPs’ dictation.
The present government is filled with egocentric leaders motivated with political propaganda and greed with unrealistic visions.
If the MPs are serious in delivering tangible developments, then they should consider the application of SMART (simple, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound) principle of strategic planning and implementation.