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Districts And Provinces Fail To Submit DSIP Acquittals

Out of 22 Provinces and 89 Districts in PNG, Only Five Have Submitted Their Acquittals and Annual Reports.

BY MICHAEL ARNOLD, POST COURIER

Out of the 22 provinces and 89 districts in PNG, only five have submitted their acquittals and annual reports.

The acquittals are for the K1.11 billion released for the 2016 District Support Implementation Program (DSIP) and Provincial Support Implementation Program (PSIP) funding.

According to Department of Implementation and Rural Development (DIRD) Acting Deputy Secretary, Aihi Vaki, there has been a steep decline in the submission of annual reports and acquittals for DSIP and PSIP funding over the past four years.

“In 2013 we had 92 acquittals submitted and 19 not submitted. In 2014, we had 75 submitted and 36 not submitted. In 2015 we had 36 submitted and 75 not submitted and this year we have only received 5 so far,” said Vaki.

“As you can see the trend over this period, the acquittals and the level of reporting is dropping,” said Mr Vaki.

He added that although there has been some development since the DSIP program was first implemented in the 2008 national budget, irregular payments, and the non-submission of annual reports and acquittals have made both the DSIP and PSIP increasingly difficult to manage

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