Sogeri missing Funds to be investigated

Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill has made an undertaking to order an investigation into a missing K9.85 million, funds belonging to landowners of lower Sogeri in the Central Province.

This is part of the Koiari benefit funds as resource owners of water and electricity into the nation’s capital.

The lower Sogeri landowners went on strike on the 9th of January, and attempted to block off the Sogeri road, after it was alleged the missing K9 million was tempered with by those in authority in government.

Kairuku Hiri MP, Peter Isoaimo said according to the disgruntled landowners, a Minister and his first Secretary, whose company has been used to channel the money through, engaged some unrecognized landowners and falsely claimed the money in a trust account.

The Prime Minister, who said this was his first time to learn of this missing fund, will order an investigation into this.

“I will get officials to investigate this and present a full report of the missing funds in Parliament next week before it rises.”

O’Neill said those responsible will be held accountable.

He appealed for landowners not to take the law into their own hands and promised them a desirable outcome.

Glenda Popot
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