Namus refutes fund claims

National, Normal

The National, Friday July 5th, 2013

 MOROBE provincial law and order chairman Peter Namus has refuted claims by a candidate in the local level government elections about a lack of accountability in the use of funds.

Namus, the Wampar LLG president, said all 33 presidents were entitled to K200,000 in unconditional grants in the annual budgets but the funds were controlled by the district treasury.

Passingan Taru, who is contesting the Salamaua seat, claimed on Monday in The National that people he spoke to were surprised that such money existed and wanted to know how it was spent.

Said Namus: “The district treasury was responsible for managing, monitoring and controlling the unconditional grants.

“It would be proper for Taru to check with district and provincial treasurer instead of misleading the rural people,” Namus said.