MP’s told to provide five year plans

Members of Parliament have been told to provide to the Department of National Planning and Monitoring (DNPM) five year plans.

DNPM Secretary, Hakaua Harry, told MP’s during the National Parliament Induction Programme that this is to ensure that the Government can allocate resources in a coordinated manner to their electorates.

Harry said the department was a key institution which facilitated the implementation of all development plans and programs and the MP’s must work closely with them.

She said previously MP’s would work in isolation without any overall coordination resulting in ineffective outcomes.

Harry however said now they are working towards building a more concerted and coordinated approach.

She adds that this goes as well for development partners and NGO’s who provide services in many parts of the country calling on them to also work through the department.

Cedric Patjole