MENDI MP Pr Joseph Isaac presented a cheque for K3 million to the Mogol Secondary School last September for maintenance and rehabilitation of the school.
I commend and thank Pr Joseph.
It has been three months since the cheque presentation but I have not seen or heard of any development taking place at Mogol.
Can the Mendi MP confirm the following to the people of Upper Mendi and Mendi electorate?
l Were tenders placed in our daily papers for contractors to bid?
l The people of Upper Mendi, where the school is located, are keen to know who the contractor is and if it has carried out any work on the school. If not, then where is the K3 million?
l Are the funds still in Waigani or in the district Treasury?
l Can the MP tell the people of Upper Mendi, Mendi and Southern Highlands the progress?
l Who is this contractor?
l Does it have the capital, manpower, machinery, equipment and other resources to carry out the maintenance work efficiently and effectively?
l Were proper tendering procedures followed?
l As a layman, my understanding of the Public Finances (Management) Act 1995 is that a value of a contract more than K100,000 must go before the tender’s board and advertised for public bidding. Is this being done? If not, I call on the Ombudsman Commission to look into this.
The MP must tell us what is going on because many of his electorates want to know how the money is used.