DIS requests P737m

The DIS has requested P737.20 million for NDP 2023/2024
The DIS has requested P737.20 million for NDP 2023/2024

As a way to try to strengthen the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS), the spy agency has requested P737.20 million for National Development Plan (NDP) 2023/2024.

According to the NDP draft plan, which is yet to be tabled before Parliament, the programme aims to provide the necessary infrastructure in order to assure an environment of peace and security. Already the draft NDP 2023/2024 has been shared with Members of Parliament (MPs). Recently, when President Mokgweetsi Masisi addressed delivered the State of the Nation Address (SONA) he said “the formulation of the NDP 12 has been deferred to the financial year 2025/2026 on account of reforms in our planning processes. I firmly believe that democratic ethos compel us to respect the will of our people, such that, the strategic agenda of government should always be driven by election promises. T

hese reforms are meant to align national planning with the electoral cycle”. As per the NDP 2023/2024 report, already ongoing projects at the DIS include their communication, computer equipment, geospatial, security equipment, infrastructure, vehicles and consultancies. On the other hand, strengthening the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) capabilities total estimated cost of P15.40 million. According to the report, the objective of this programme is to strengthen the DCEC’s capabilities in investigating corruption, conducting public education and reinforcing corruption prevention initiatives within public entities. It will focus on providing security, equipment and skills enhancement to respond to the complex and ever-evolving corruption environment. Masisi said the government remains committed to the fight against corruption and will close all avenues for corruption.

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