The National, Monday March 17th, 2014
IN response to a recent letter in The National (Mar ch 10), it is correct and we confirm that the NCDC has allocated K5 million to the Motu-Koita Assembly (MKA).
However, if the writer is a concerned Motu-Koitabuan, he/she should come forward to the assembly and enquire about how the K5 million will be – or has been – spent, rather than raising untrue and false allegations in the media.
The writer is not aware of the problems that have affected the operations of the assembly in the past year or two.
The assembly has borrowed money to keep operations functioning because over the years, NCDC did not pay its monthly GST grants to MKA, which is required by law.
Much of the money will go towards repaying of credits, paying our service providers who have endured with us throughout tough times and paying outstanding salaries to employees of the assembly who have worked throughout the years with commitment without complaining.
This money will also be used to pay for members’ outstanding entitlements.
The assembly is not leaving any debts unpaid.
Its books are audited by the Auditor-General’s office. MKA has nothing to hide.
Speaking about visionary leader, chairman Miria Ikupu has achieved so much in his professional life, both in politics and his personal life, for so many years.
Ikupu’s re-election is indicative of the people’s respect and confidence in his vision.
MKA is now working closely with NCD Governor Powes Parkop and the national government under the leadership of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, and we continue to pray that our good relationship remains.
We commend their support for the MKA.