Villager queries funds for market

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday 11th January 2012

A VILLAGER attached with the Baptist Union of Papua New Guinea in Kompiam, Enga, has questioned the allocation of K1.8 million by the national government last year for market development in the electorate.
The concerned villager, who did not want to be named, said there was no sign of the money allocated.
The allocation was announced by Minister for National Planning Sam Basil.
The villager said the money seemed to have gone missing without any sign of development.
He asked where the money was because a year has passed without any development being carried on the market in the district.
“We know of the allocation of the money by the national government,  published in the daily newspapers, meant for the market project and right now we don’t know where the money is,” he said.
He said the people of Kompiam were waiting to hear about the funding and they must be told where the money was being kept.
He claimed there had never been any development in the electorate over the years and questioned how the district services improvement programme funds were being used.