Nawaeb District is one of the first districts in the country to present its acquittal reports for District Support Grants 2022 to the Department of Implementation and Rural Development (DRID).
Nawaeb MP Hon Theo Pelgen and CEO Mr Buds Botikie made the presentation in Port Moresby recently after the Parliament Session to DRID Secretary Mr Ahi Vaki and officers of DRID.
The report was compiled by the Nawaeb District Administration team under the careful guidance of CEO Botikie.
MP Pelgen said although the DSG 2022 funds were utilized by the former MP, through his leadership he believes in transparency and accountability of all government allocations to the district.
“This process of reporting back to the government, I believe provides the relevant authorities to see where the actual money is being utilized on projects and programs back in the district.”
MP Pelgen added K500, 000 was channelled to Nawaeb District back in 2022 and the report of the usage of these monies was to be expected.
“DSIP acquittal report for 2021-2022 is being compiled by the District Officers and will soon be presented as well to the same office.”
The funding acquittal is a process that needs to be undertaken for the transparency and accountability of funds and sets the course for new funding approval from the National Government to our district.
“As long as our reports are done accurately, we will not face much difficulty in accessing new funds to continue projects in the district for the benefit of our people.”
MP Pelgen said Nawaeb District now is ready to receive its grants for 2023 financial year to support Nawaeb District programmed activities for service delivery for the people.