GOV’T CALLED ON TO DECLARE DISASTER EXPENSES

The foundation of a building washed away by the recent April flash floods. Photo credit: SIBC.

The foundation of a building washed away by the recent April flash floods. Photo credit: SIBC.

An Isabel man has called on the Government to declare how it has spent funds meant for victims of the April flash floods.

Landry Losi told SIBC News he is concerned following so many complaints raised by flood victims that authorities are slow in their response to assist them.

Mr Losi says the Government and its agencies should be transparent in their spending for the disaster victims.

“Those of us who are not affected by the disaster are only concerned about the amount of relief funds injected into the country to assist ┬áthe victims of the disaster, but then later on we’ve heard that there is a shortage of funds as confirmed by the government. Maybe money supply in the country is low or funds injected into the country are insufficient. If either is the case then why are people still complaining?”

He also criticised the Government’s decision to share $300,000 to each Member of Parliament in the name of the flood victims.

“We are also surprised because each member of parliament has received $300,000 for the disaster and maybe the government should not share such funds to all constituencies but only to those affected by the disaster. Additionally, whether the money has achieved its purpose or not is another question as all funds expended should be accounted for and made known to the people of the country.”

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