Submits your acquittal report or face serious actions
GOVERNEMNT through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) has issued a strong warning to all tourism operators who have benefited from the 2014 tourism funds to submit their acquittal reports to the ministry or will be dealt with accordingly.
Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) John Wasi said this in an interview with the Solomon Star over the weekend.
Mr Wasi said there are number of tourism operators which received the 2014 tourism funds from the ministry this year, however some of them have yet to produce a report on how they have spent the fund and on which project.
“These operators are being asked to submit their acquittal reports because we want to know how these funds are used and whether its for the purpose.
“People must be accountable when receiving these funds so I asked all operators who are beneficiary of this year’s tourism funds to quickly submit their acquittal to MCT as soon as possible.”
The PS said the ministry is taking tough actions against against operators because of alleged misuse of tourism funds.
“Ministry is getting tough since some funds given out to operators have been abused. The ministry wants reports from operators as part of being accountable and transparent,” Mr Wasi said.
“The ministry wants all your reports to reach us so that we could able to see which recipients who have received the funds from the government have properly used it for the right purpose.
“Failure to comply would result in serious action taken against these operators since they have signed an agreement with the ministry,” the PS said.
Meanwhile Mr Wasi thanked some of the recipients who have already submitted their g acquittal reports this year.
“MCT would like to acknowledge all operators who have submitted their acquittal reports this year, thank you very much and the ministry would continue to support you in the future.”
By DENVER NEWTER