Premier Gina fumes over Audit report

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BY ALFRED PAGEPITU

GIZO

WESTERN province Premier Hon David Gina has slammed the past Western Provincial government Audit report showed very poor performance for the 2017/2018 financial year in the province.

Gina echoed said this is a clear display of poor compliance with existing laws and regulation in terms of financial management.

“This is also an indication of falling short of achieving set targets, poor leadership and sidelining principles of good governance, transparency and accountability.”

“For 2017/2018 financial year, Western provincial government qualified for only 40 percent of what it was supposed to receive through the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS),” he added.

“This situation has deprived the province of essential financial resources and as a consequence will set back development goals the province had set for progressing Western Province,” said Gina.

He said that his government is going to ensure that there must be strong compliance with the Financial Management Ordinances and Financial Regulations.

This is essential to avoid repetition of this situation ever again.

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