THERE is a high need to follow procedures when implementing projects even when such projects are being fast tracked.
Oshana Regional Governor Elia Irimari while addressing the second consultative session on fast-tracking capital programmes provided for under the 2020/21 financial year in Osahakti, Irimari pointed out that leaders should follow the government’s procedures so that they are able to account to treasury for the government funds received.
In the same vein, Irimari stated that it is important to constantly monitor the quality of workmanship in order to ensure value for money.
“We can ask for additional funds but we can’t afford to return money to treasury while our people are confronted with so many challenges,” he said, adding that implementing their budget on time will help the country to give the necessary fiscal impetus and stimulate growth in the economy.
Irimari noted that enhancing the economic activities can also strengthen the businesses for them to pay tax so that the government can continue developing our nation and rendering of essential public services.
“I take cognizance of challenges in implementing capital projects considering the number of role players involved in the execution process,” he said, adding that it is important through unison they can plan and create synergies and take charge of the implementation process.
According to him, during the 2019/2020 financial year, Oshana region has been allocated a total of N$243,797 million and thus the need to make use of this budget in its entirety and yield the desired value for their communities.