S/Phikwe DMSAC failing to spend funds

SELEBI-PHIKWE: The District Multi Sectoral AIDS Committee (DMSAC) has no technical knowhow to spend the funds it is allocated every year, and the money often returns to government coffers.

“About 30 percent of unused funds are returned to government at the end of the financial year, while some projects are not implemented. We cannot achieve anything if we do not collaborate on these issues,” said District AIDS Coordinator Samuel Kenaape

Giving an overview of the district’s response to HIV/AIDS during the New Directions in Global Health Seminar that ended on Wednesday, Kenaape said DMSAC could not achieve its mandate with members dragging their feet. His worry was while plans are done and funding sourced from government, implementation capacity is still limited.

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