The four Local Level Governments (LLG) in the Rabaul District in East New Britain Province, will now be able to implement their projects and initiatives, after financial support of K250, 000 was made available through the Rabaul District Administration.
This funding is part of a K1.4 million allocation from the 2023 District Budget, which was approved by the District Development Authority (DDA) Board earlier this year.
The presentation of funding was made to the four LLG Managers during the Rabaul District’s third quarter review in Rabaul by the Deputy Provincial Administrator for District and LLG Affairs, Mr. Nicholas Larme.
Additionally, a cheque of K26, 000 was handed to Balanataman LLG to purchase land for the Malaguna No.2 community hall.
When presenting the cheque, Mr. Larme emphasized the significance of empowering wards and highlighted the need for individuals to take responsibility for their own development within their respective wards, in order to restore confidence in the government as well as the effective implementation of ward minimum standards, revenue enhancement and ward governance policies.
Meanwhile, Mr. John Matava, Deputy District Administrator (Admin.), who represented the district administrator, urged the LLGs to use the funds strictly for their intended purposes.
He stated that the release of the remaining balance would be contingent upon successful monitoring of the initial allocation of K250, 000.
The LLG managers expressed their gratitude for the assistance and affirmed their commitment to achieving their desired outcomes for their respective wards, while also strengthening ward focus.