Nape summoned to give account of Resi fund

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The National- Thursday, February 3, 2011

 CHIMBU Governor Fr John Garia is calling on the Member for the Sinasina-Yongomugl and Parliament Speaker, Jefferey Nape to give an account of K5 million given to his electorate under the rehabilitation of education sector infrastructure (Resi) fund.

Garia claimed yesterday that there was no tangible infrastructural development in all schools within the electorate, adding that most schools were rundown with no proper facilities.

“These are public funds specifically for education and the member responsible must come out and tell his people how the money has been used,” Garia said.

He said apart from education all other infrastructure in the district had suffered.

Garia revealed that last year he gave K70,000 from the provincial budget to maintain Koge Health Centre, K20,000 for two bridges and K100,000 for a roadside clean-up within the same area.

He said these funds should have been parked under the District Service Improvement Programme (DSIP) for the District.

Garia said: “Local members should take responsibility in their district and their main focus should be all about the development of their district to improve the lifestyle of their people. After all, your people mandated you to power.”

He urged all MPs of the five electorates in Chimbu to pay attention to the needs of their people and monitor what was happening at home so that they could address the situation from an informed position.