Ausiku disappointed with her region's budget allocation

28 Jun 2017 19:20pm
WINDHOEK, 28 JUN (NAMPA) – Kavango West Governor Sirkka Ausiku has expressed disappointment over the decreased developmental budget allocation for 2017/18 financial year for the region.
The budget has decreased from N.dollars 346 241 000 for the 2016/17 financial year to N.dollars 157 331 000, with 44 projects to be implemented by various offices, ministries and agencies.
During her State of the Region address at Nkurenkuru on Tuesday, she explained that being the poorest region, it expected to receive an allocation commensurate to the region’s status of development as a new region.
“With this little allocation received, we are requesting those in charge to implement all our programmes and projects on time before the budget review period,” said Ausiku.
Amongst the 44 development programmes is the construction of the regional office park, roads construction, installation of water pipeline alongside the national roads, construction of clinics and a district hospital in Nkurenkuru, a sport stadium and police station.
She further requested the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture to continue with the construction of classrooms and ablution facilities.
The region also need a new fully fledged secondary school with a hostel.
On the positive side, Ausiku said the region will host three events in Nkurenkuru which are the Nkurenkuru Expo, Africa Public Service Day and National Mahangu Festival to enhance economic advancement.