Missing millions exposed, cops praised

National, Normal

The National, Monday 6th May 2013

 POLICE have been praised for exposing government funds allocated for projects in districts over the past five years which have gone missing.

Lagaip-Porgera MP Nixon Mangape said the police investigation team had done a tremendous job in fighting corruption. 

He urged them to look into the books of his district as well to find out why government-funded projects had not materialised and where the money had gone.

He said the recent investigations that had led to an arrest “was just the tip of the iceberg” as funds given out several times had not been accounted for. 

“I also call on members (of the police team) to investigate the K6 million released for hydro-power in Lagaip district but no work has been done.

“They should find out what happened to the funds released for the rebuilding of the Correctional Servicecentre at Lagaip,” he said.

He wants an investigation into the K13 million given by the prime minister before the election in Lagaip district and the K2 million for the coffee growers cooporative in Porgera. 

“I have not seen any person venturing into the coffee business in the district,” Mangape said.