Leaders urged to deliver services

The National, Wednesday July 6th, 2016

LEADERS should take full responsibility in delivering government services, Milne Bay Governor Titus Philemon said.
The Government is allocating a huge amount of development grants to the provinces and districts, but their success depends on individual MPs and leaders and their commitment to deliver services, he said.
“I don’t know why leaders are asking for more funds when there is enough money being front-loaded to each province and district in the form of PSIP, DSIP and LLGSIP (provincial and district funds),” Philemon said.
He said that while presenting last year’s PSIP acquittal reports to the Department of Implementation and Rural Development in Port Moresby last week.
“I accept the Government’s decision to reduce the PSIP grants, I don’t have a complaint because K10 million is quite sufficient.”
Philemon said several times funds were released late to provinces and districts which affected implementation processes, thus, funds were rolled over to the following year.
“All leaders should start thinking smart and be innovative to deliver better services to the people,” he said.
Meanwhile, out of the 111 MPs, 37 MPs had not acquitted their provincial and district support grants (PSG & DSG) 2013-2014.