PM MARAPE TO NCC: FURNISH ACQUITTAL
Prime Minister, James Marape has directed the National Control Centre for Covid-19 Pandemic to acquit for its 2021 operational expenditure.
This follows the Parliamentary Opposition and the general public have taken the Marape-Basil Government to task over non-acquittal of Covid expenditure. https://pngsun.com/2021/07/19/conspiracy-theories-affect-vaccination-rollout/
He gave the instruction during their meeting last Thursday.
In a media statement, PM Marape said his government was working toward scaling down the NCC’s operations.
In addition, PM Marape said that was with a final disbanding of the task force sometime toward the end of the year.
This is part of the plan to entrench pandemic response and recovery into the health care system of the country. Thus, the Health Department responds better to future pandemic and endemic crisis.
Prime Minister Marape revealed the Government had remitted “K2 million on average” to all the districts to assist build health care facilities to handle COVID-19.https://postcourier.com.pg/funding-not-reaching-border/
I know you have given reports, but I now want details. Let us get on with this. I want detailed acquittals to be done as soon as possible.
Further, he directed the involvement and full participation of the Auditor-General to spearhead the audit. The Pandemic Controller and the Health Secretary will assist the Auditor-General.
Furthermore, he thanked his citizens for continually demanding for the report on the spending of COVID-19 funds. Thus, he said that was good for transparency and accountability.
PM Marape commended the financial support given by partner countries and agencies toward the handling of the crisis in PNG.