"In the first stage, almost 20 percent of the village funds have been disbursed in various districts and municipality. We encourage efficiency and accountability in the utilization of village funds," Chief of the Village Community Empowerment Office Donatus Motte stated in Biak on Tuesday.
He noted that the delayed distribution of village funds in various parts of the province was linked to the third-phase report of accountability on the utilization of village funds in 2018.
The first requirement for disbursal of the 2019 village funds must be met in addition to preparing a report of accountability on the usage of budget funds in the third phase of 2018.
"The village funds disbursed by the government are expected to fulfill the requirements in several development programs implemented by the rural community," he added. EDITED BY INE