Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) yesterday received the first acquittal report from Kiriom Homestay in Bita’ama, Malaita province.
Gregory Autaia Products and Development Officer within the ministry received the report from the Home stay manager Michael Tolingi Kirio.
Mr Kirio when handing over his acquittal report said the report contained how he had spent the tourism funds he received from his Member of Parliament (MP)last year.
“This report was about my tourism business in north Malaita funded by our Member of Parliament (MP) Vika Lusibae’a in 2013.
“So today (yesterday) I submit my acquittal report to MCT to see how I spend the money and for future supports from the MCT,” Mr Kirio said.
He said his tourism business was funded by his MP but he wants MCT to see his report and to consider him for future support.
“This report is all about funds being spent at my tourism business funds acquired from our MP.
“Since MCT urged us to retire I came forward to submit my report to ensure the ministry could see the money given to me was spent wisely.Therefore I would like to thank our MP and the ministry for supporting me in this business,” he said.
Mr Autaia in response thanked Mr Kirio for providing his report to the ministry although he was not supported with funds this year.
“The ministry did not fund his project this year but next year definitely we would.
“Since we issue calls to all operators to retire report about how they spent their money Kirio was the first to come forward with his report and we thanked him though we did not support him this year.MCT is urging operators who receives funds this year to retire report as soon possible,” Mr Autaia said.
By DENVER NEWTER