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Sinayang lang! P4.2M dev’t projects in Cawayan, Masbate left to dust

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State auditors scored the municipal government of Cawayan in Masbate for its failure to implement P4.2 million worth of development projects in 2015.

In a 2016 report , the Commission on Audit (COA) said 10 of 31 identified programs, projects and activities were unimplemented as of end of 2015 – concreting of multipurpose pavements, rehabilitation of barangay roads, rehabilitation and concreting of junctions at the national highway, construction of multi-purpose building at Libertad, and concreting of pathway at Libertad Highschool.

“The failure to fully implement its projects/programs/activities despite availability of funds is disadvantageous to the constituents who could have availed of and enjoyed the benefits that could be derived therefrom,” the auditors said.

The COA urged the municipal mayor Edgar Condor to implement the programs, projects and activities under the development plan to improve the socio-economic development of the municipality. The management vowed to comply with the audit recommendations.

The development fund, or 20 percent of the internal revenue allotment, should contribute to the attainment of desirable socio-economic development and environmental management outcomes, and should partake the nature of investment or capital expenditures, according to a joint circular.