Friday, April 28, 2017

14 infra projects unimplemented in Tadian, Mt. Province

At least 14 of the 60 infrastructure projects in Tadian municipality, Mountain Province were left unimplemented in 2016, state auditors said.

In its annual audit report that ended in 2016, the Commission on Audit (COA) said 14 development projects worth P1,766,482.92 remained unimplemented as of end 2016, “thus, the optimum benefits from the use of the development projects were not obtained and the needs of target beneficiaries were not provided.”

The COA said the municipality appropriated P5,002,906.00 as its development fund for 50 infrastructure projects, on top of the P1,103,832.20 continuing appropriations for 10 projects.

But the 2016 Accomplishment Report from the Office of the Municipal Engineer revealed that 14 projects worth P1,766,482.92 have yet to be implemented.

These consist of improvement of various daycare centers and school buildings, pathways, among others.

The Municipal Engineer justified that these projects were unimplemented because the office was overloaded with 129 projects for implementation that year.

COA said the non-implementation of the projects would only result in the piling up of workload.

“The delayed/non-implementation of the projects not only piles up the workload of its implementing office but might render the PPAs irrelevant or of less priority in the ensuing year,” the COA said.

“Moreover, the non-implementation of these projects defeats the purpose of the 20 percent development fund,” it added.

The COA recommended to the municipal mayor Anthony Wooden to evaluate whether the remaining unimplemented PPAs are still priority concerns, and thus fast track its implementation.

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