Parkop responds to the allegations against him
Powes Parkop, NCDC Governor
The so called Audit Report that was circulated by people with vested political interest, especially known agents of intending candidates for NCD Regional is a fake report. What they did was use the front cover of the Audit Committee Report and put it against selective documents they stole or manage to bribe staff of the Commission to release so as to create an impression that it was an authentic audit report. The NCDC Audit Committee is an Independent Committee. It regularly audits NCDC Accounts and expenses and its finding is presented to the management of NCDC before it is submitted to the Auditor General in accordance with the Public Finance Management Act and the Auditor Generals Act. Neither I nor NCDC Management have anything to hide. We run a transparent regime and we try as much as possible to follow the law and procedures. As far as I am concern, all expenditure expedited under my Chairmanship be it to PNG Gardner or who ever are all in accordance with the law and procedure and the records are available to the Independent Audit Committee , our own Internal Auditors and the Office of the Auditor General.
Those who are genuine and have no ulterior motive, especially with a political agenda like Jonathan Oata should go and get a copy of the periodic report from the Independent Audit Committee Chaired by Mr. David Conn of the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
With the forthcoming national election looming, candidate of whatever stripes of form are coming out of the woodwork to justify their candidacy. Those of you who read and contribute to blogs, websites or whatever should be fully aware of such intention and not allowed yourself to be gullible and swallow rubbish and nonsense calculated to score political points. Grooming and maintaining good political leadership is not an easy task. My record speaks for itself. I have expedited public money all for public purpose and good and the result are all out there to see. Even any money expedited through PNG Gardner through his Company Kitoro No. 33 Ltd has been used for the intended purpose and all the result are out there for all to see. Money is paid to Kitoro No. 33 Ltd because PNG Gardner is only a trading name.
The Water Slide is at 14 mile and the public uses it every weekend. One will be erected at Ela Beach and I hope the public cares for it and ensure it lasts. The money for the Sports Parks are all out there being enjoyed by the communities. You only have to see the one at 9 mile near the Cemetery to appreciate its impact. We have to date build over 18 and by the end of the year we would have build 23 and they are all over the communities including Gerehu, Vabukori Village, 9 mile, 8 mile, Taikone village, Kirakira village, Tatana Island, Hunabada (6 courts), Taurama Barracks, Korobosea Village, and so on. Most courts costed less than K80,000 so there was no need for tender.
PNG Gardner did not do the water fountain. That was constructed by another company and the records are there for all to see if one is truly interested in accountability.
I have been accused of having overseas accounts and I am deeply insulted by this allegation. I have so much loans and debts to meet my personal needs and demands by the community, my salary is only K500 per fortnight as I have received many of my allowance in advances. My accounts details are all provided to the Ombudsman and it is there for public scrutiny. Thos who make such allegation should give their real names so this allegation can be tested in a Court of law because its most insulting allegation I have had to had. Jonathan Oata will see his day in Court as I have already instructed Lawyers to commence defamation action against him.
I accept public scrutiny but it should be honest and objective. Those who have a political intention should explain to the people how they intend to manage affairs and funds of the public better and deliver better instead of resorting to out right lies and falsehood to justify why they are trying to contest the election.
Jonathan Oata by the way has no record of good management of public or other accounts and has absolutely no record of serving the public or doing any community service so he should not challenge my record or pretend to be an advocate for public good.