Marape urges MPs to use funds for roads

National, Normal

The National, Thursday 16th May 2013

 MPs have been urged to use district services improvement programme funds (DISP) to improve infrastructure, especially the road network, throughout the country.

Finance and Education Minister James Marape said DSIP funds should be used to build roads and other important infrastructure to improve the lives of the people.

Marape, who is the leader of government business in Parliament, said this during debate on a ministerial statement by Works and Implementation Minister Francis Awesa on the progress of implementation of the government’s works programme.

Marape reiterated that the O’Neill government had allocated almost K1 billion for infrastructures development in this year’s budget.

He added that under the DSIP, the country’s 89 districts received K10 million each.

Marape said all districts and provinces should receive their DSIP funds by the end of the fiscal year.