Kramer queries yoga contract

Member for Madang, Bryan Kramer, has given the National Capital District Governor 14 days to come clear with a thorough report on the expenditure of the unpopular K3 million per annum yoga contract.

It had been established in earlier reports that the payment is legally acquitted for by Governor Powes Parkop.

In a press conference recently, Kramer stated that under the public management act, the said contract was supposed to go through some kind of procedure before being awarded to a candidate.

Kramer said the public management finance act requires any expenditure to comply with that act and it also states that any significant contract must go to tender or be advertised publicly.

“If he was awarding a contract with K250,000 a month or K3 million per annum, then there should have been a public tender.”

The Member also highlighted that the act applies to members of parliament that if one has a conflict of interest, there must be a declaration of interest.

“I would like to know, during the board meeting to award the contract – was the governor on the chair of the board? Who was involved in the board meeting?”

The member pointed out that he was sent by the people of Madang to fight for them as well as Papua New Guinea, and this issue is of national interest hence he will fight for it.

Meantime, Governor Parkop and yoga guru Fazilah Bazari said the K3m per annum was for the active city development program and not yoga alone.

(Bryan Kramer file pic)

Imelda Wavik