Sohe becomes first district to acquit all funds

Minister for Community Development, Youth, and Religion, and Member for Sohe, Delilah Gore, is the only current MP to have acquitted all District Support improvement Programme (DSIP) Funds in this term of Parliament.

This was revealed today when Minister Gore presented the 2016 DSIP acquittal report for Sohe to the Department of Implementation and Rural Development (DIRD).

Minister Gore is the only current sitting MP to have acquitted all DSIP funds from 2013 to last year.

The Minister thanked her District administration and treasury for ensuring that all necessary paper work was available for compilation and presentation.

 “We are proud to be presenting these acquittals because we are going into elections and I want to clean my backyard before I go into elections.

“It’s not that easy and it takes a lot of commitment to produce these types of reports. But I want to thank this office (DIRD) for always guiding us, and helping us to produce documents that were required to do acquittals.

Minister Gore added that acquittals for District Support Grants (DSG’s) were in the pipeline and would be delivered in the next two weeks.

DIRD Acting Secretary, Paul Sai’i commended Minister Gore for being prudent in the delivery of acquittals during her term as MP.

He also thanked her for having a close working relationship with the DIRD.

Sai’i however said the DIRD will still have to carry out its role by ensuring the acquittals are in order and are representative of services on ground.

According to the reports presented, Health and Education recovered K2 million each, Infrastructure received K3 million, while Administration, Economic Sector, and Law and Order, received K1 million each from the K10 million last year.

Cedric Patjole