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St. Vincent & Grenadines Latest audit report strengthens case for constituency fund — Leacock

The most recent Director of Audit report strengthens the case for a constituency development fund, says incumbent MP for Central Kingstown, St. Clair Leacock, who has been making a case for such a budgetary allocation.

Minister of Finance, Camillo Gonsalves tabled the report — on government spending in the year 2014 — in Parliament on Oct. 8, the last meeting of the last Parliament, which was dissolved one day later.

This means that the Parliament, which expired in 2015, and the one that came after, was in no position to debate the report, even as those for the subsequent years are running as many as six years behind schedule.

The proposed constituency development fund would allocate monies to be spent to execute small infrastructural development projects in constituencies, regardless to whether they are represented by a government or opposition parliamentarian.

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