CSO leader assesses the need of conducting PETS exercises

The Managing Director of our grantee, Pugu Poverty Alleviation Agency, Mr. Abraham Silumbu says citizens are first to blame for any poor utilization of public funds done by unfaithful local government officials since they do not often conduct Public Expenditure Tracking System (PETS) exercises.

Silumbu identified this when speaking on the importance of conducting PETS exercises in the country in the first week of May.

He urged citizens to make sure that they monitor public funds periodically instead of sitting back and wait for development to come itself.

“Being able to conduct PETS exercises will help them know the truth and take appropriate action against unfaithful executives. This will help strengthen transparency in utilization of public funds and other resources,” he says.
He also says that the blame should be laid on the society for not participating fully in PETS exercises, which contribute to bad utilization of public resources.

Mr. Silumbu says, the local governments have also been open to give guidelines on how to conduct PETS but it is the citizens who are the obstacle in implementing it.

A guideline was given on December 2009 by the Prime Minister’s office (Local Governments) which requires the community to monitor development projects through PETS, says Mr. Silumbu.

He adds that the community has been complaining on the bad utilization of public resources but they have not shown any effort to demand accountability and their right to know.

He says that through funds from the Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) his organisation has provided awareness on the same in Kitunda, Kivule, Msongola and Pugu wards in Dar es Salaam region.

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