DSIP funds keep MPs intact with PM O’Neill, says Sungi

So long as the District Service Improvement Programme (DSIP) funds are there, we will support and back the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

These are the words of Vice Minister for Provincial and Local Level Government Affairs Joe Sungi today during the launching of the department’s 2014-2017 Corporate Plan.

He revealed that members of parliament are not moving to the other side of the house because of the DSIP funds they have been receiving.

“We are not interested on who will become the prime minister but all we are concerned about was the DSIP funds,” says Sungi.

He said if any prime minister wants to change this concept will not be supported.

“You’ve seen so many attempts in parliament to change the prime minister but have not been successful. Why?

“The reason is because DSIP is there that’s why we will be in the government and support the O’Neill-Dion Government.”

“It’s not about your number of qualifications you have to lead the government, so long as you have the money, you will master the numbers,” he said.

Freddy Mou