Written by Zulfick Farzan
25 Mar, 2021 | 12:01 pm
Colombo (News 1st); President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed that all projects which have been already funded but remain inactive and the projects which have come to a halt should commence immediately.
The President made these remarks at a discussion with Governors and District Secretaries at the Presidential Secretariat on Wednesday (24).
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasizes that the Governors and District Secretaries should take the lead in the regional development process.
“It is the objective of the Government to see that the people from the villages reap the benefits of development expeditiously,” said the President.
The President has noted the process could not be delayed under any circumstance and that the responsibility of supervising and overseeing all regional development activities would be vested in the Governors and District Secretaries.
“Although provisions have been allocated for some projects, they have not been implemented yet. Some have been postponed. However, the government is paying interest for the loans obtained for these projects,” the President had pointed out adding the citizens see them and criticize the government as well as the officials.
President Rajapaksa had further emphasized the importance of officials not restricting themselves to circulars and acting per the government policy when meeting the needs of the people.
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