CHIEF Robert Satu has called on the government to explain how it used the grant of $48.8 million from PNG.
Mr Satu believed the money has been allegedly misused since the government has not budgeted for in their 2014 budget.
He claimed that he should be one of the beneficiaries of this money after putting through his request to the government for a payment of $8 million but did not get any from the money.
“I was assured by the PM office that my name was in the list cabinet has approved to be paid if the money comes in. But surprisingly, when the money came in, I was told the money has been engaged on other things,” Mr Satu said.
Documents have shown the government received the payment from PNG on the 1st of May this year of the sum of PNG K$20 million (SBD$48.8m).
Mr Satu added he should receive some payments from this money but questioned why he was not paid.
He said this was for outstanding money the government should have paid him from the $10m compensation.
But the government however only paid $2m to Satu in 2012 and held back the other $8m that went to tax.
Mr Satu said this is a pure day light robbery having to tax an indigenous businessman that high.
He said the tax office is really unfair to him because as a citizen of this there should be a fair way to tax citizens that killing them that way.
He said the government should pay his money because he sees no reason why he should be taxed.
The government must come clean with this because he said he had paid all his taxes due unto the government whenever his company made a shipment.
But this paper was reliably told the $48.8m was not budgeted for under the 2014 budget and that raised questions as to how it will be used.
By DANIEL NAMOSUAIA