Madang awaits K5 million to upgrade roads

National, Normal

The National- Friday, February 4, 2011

 MADANG administration is still waiting for the K5 million allocated from the 2010 national budget for improvement of Madang town roads.

Regional member and Minister for Justice and Attorney General Sir Arnold Amet said they understand the money has been diverted with the authorities responsible now having to seek alternate funds to restore the K5 million which was marked for the roads.

“Our offices have been following the paper trail to find where it might have been diverted to and seek its restoration. 

“We have just unfortunately been disadvantaged by this diversion of funds,” he said.

Sir Arnold added that the provincial administration was hopeful the money would be restored as soon as possible as one of the administration’s priority impact projects was to immediately complete upgrading of Madang’s town roads.

Currently, engineering scoping for the province’s town roads was underway with a full report with cost estimates expected to be put through the department of works for processing.