Leaders not working together: Official

The National, Thursday July 7th, 2016

Local MPs are not working with local level government presidents to deliver  services to their people, Kundiawa mayor Wapia Kuglame says.
When presenting his 5 LLG service improvement programme fund acquittal reports for last year, Kuglame claimed that leaders in the province did not support LLG projects that were vital in service delivery and infrastructure development.
“Kundiawa is a small town, if we all leaders, including MPs, work as a team, it should develop,” Kuglame said.
“You look at simple projects like road sealings, markets, water supplies and public toilets.
“People need these basic services.”
Kuglame said Kundiawa LLGs received  K1 million in 2013-2014 but were given only K100,000 last year when the LLGSIP grants for all LLGs in the country were reduced.
He said the Chimbu government should  step in and help with the town water project.
Kuglame said a collective approach by leaders in the province would ensure tangible development.
He said Chimbu was ranked top among other provinces but it was just an estimation in terms of basic services.
“In 2013, only 114 LLGs submitted their LLGSIP acquittal reports while 200 LLGs are still outstanding, and in 2014 only 29 LLGs submitted their reports while the bulk of 285 LLGs (91 per cent) are yet to submit their implementation reports,” Kuglame said.