MP praised as Ijivitari brings its acquittal in on time

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Ijivitari District in Northern is the first to submit its 2017 acquittals together with the outstanding reports from the previous year.
The reports were for a total of K34 million allocated to the district.
Department of Implementation and Rural Development (DIRD) acting secretary Aihi Vaki, who received the acquittals yesterday, said Ijivitari was one of the districts in the country with a poor record of acquittals.
He praised MP Richard Masere and the district administration for presenting the 2017 acquittals.
“The reports are being provided and the member has requested us and its our duty to go out and assist the district.
“We need to build a very cohesive relationship with you all, ensuring that these reports must come in the first quarter of the following year.
“You have to make sure to work within the timeframe, don’t procrastinate because you will miss the money. You will not get it.
“It’s a very stringent control whereby you acquit and you get the funds and when you don’t access the funds you will deny your district and the people,” he said.
Vaki said from the records of Ijivitari district, they have lost about a million kina in the last term of Parliament.
“That money could have done a lot. It has gone back to the consolidated revenue so it’s quite difficult to access it now.”

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