K33m for LLG elections

The Government has released K33 million to conduct the Local Level Government elections.

Minister for Inter-Government Relations, Pila Niningi, confirmed this in Parliament today.

The Minister responsible clarified that K13m was released earlier, and K20m only recently.

β€œThe funds have been released already. A total of K33 million was budgeted. I urge MPs to please chip in and assist because K33 million may not be enough.”

Minister Niningi received backlash from Namatanai MP Walter Schnaubelt, who demanded to know what the actual budget is to fund an LLG election, in order for MPs to know how much they can budget for this exercise.

He did not get the answer he asked for.

β€œI believe K33 million is a lot of money. Public servants administering the elections must work according to and within the budget.”

The LLG election nominations continue today, having kicked off on Thursday 27th June.

(Pila Niningi filepic)

Freddy Mou