Of all people who talk about transparency and accountability.This is what Sam Basil does for Bulolo.
There is no money left in the Bulolo District Treasury. All DSIP funds have been hijacked by Sam Basil. He takes the gov't cheques and deposits them into an account of his choice and controls the money from there.No proper accounting procedures are followed but the set district accounting procedures are overlooked. On top of that he either conducts all JDPBPC meetings at his home at 14mile outside Lae or never conducts them at all. People from Bulolo never had a chance to observe and comment.
I say that conducting public meetings at ones home is a clear conflict of interest especially when public funds are concerned and Basil is at will to dictate proceedings. Our leader is not being transparent and accountable here. And this is public money we are talking about. Democracy has been undermined. Corruption can breed or has already bred if ignorance prevail and leaders deviate from set systems.
We want to know how K50million of DSIP funds have been spent over the 5 years Basil has been in power. All we see is few footbridges, some goats and sheep, plus some VSATs and of course the power program for a few in Mumeng and Buang. The money spent on secondhand machines for District Road Maintenance program has been a waste because our roads are in a terrible state. Does all this add up to K50million?? Oh yes and the tens and hundreds of thousands of kina dished out to a single LLG alone.
I say that less than 40 percent of the electorate benefited from 90 percent of what Basil dished out. To his home and voters of course.What happens to the rest of the money is an enigma! Until of course Basil comes out and show us his annual returns.