Morobe Provincial budget

Funding never reaches districts: MP

During the Morobe Provincial Government’s budget session at Tutumang Haus, Menyamya MP, Solen Loifa, expressed his concern that the Morobe Provincial Administration does not properly vet so-called contractors, who take the money and disappear.

“Planti mani lo provincial infrastructure grant no save kamap lo distrik,” he said.

“Em save pinis lo Morobe Provincial Administration hia lo Lae. Paper contractors come in here, finish the money and it never reaches the villages.

Kabwum MP applauds budget

K10 million is for district services improvement program, K5 million for district infrastructure program, K5m from infrastructure development grants and K2 million tied to programs and projects under the provincial budget.

Kabwum MP, Patrick Basa, thanked Governor Luther Wenge for taking the districts into consideration.

“Since mi kamap Memba lo 2017, mi no bin lukim kain ol allocation. National Government used to give DSIP, but we don’t see the provincial government component, which was earned through internal revenue,” said Basa.