K6 million funding for Jimi road delayed

Funding of K6 million allocated for the constructed of the road linking Kimil and Tabibuga in Jimi District, Jiwaka Province is yet to be released.

Works Minister Francis Awesa confirmed in Parliament today that this part funding from the total amount of K10 million in 2014 and 2015 budgets has not been released by Finance and Treasury.

He was responding to questions raised by Jimi MP Mai Dop regarding funding for the construction of the road.

Dop highlighted that K5m was allocated in the first year and another K5m in the second year.

He said they only received K4m with K6m still outstanding. He asked the Minister when these funds will be made available for the completion of the road.

Awesa assured the member and the people of Jimi that the Ministry will sort out the outstanding payments with Treasury and Finance to release these funds.

He said the K6m is among other outstanding funds they are yet to receive from Treasury.

“As far as I am concern, funds were not received so I want the member to sit with me and the department to follow up on this,” said Awesa.

Quintina Naime