Mr Kuman said as far as the Government is concerned, from 2012 up to last year, every single fund that is intended for TFF have been paid to the schools.
He was answering questions raised by East New Britain Governor Nakikus Konga who said that K11 million of TFF funding was yet to be paid for schools in his province and he asked that the fund be paid into a provincial trust account for transparency, accountability and efficiency.
Mr Kuman said the Government had paid all funds from 2012 to 2017.
“When we retire the budget every year we also retire the TFF,” Mr Kuman said.
All schools were paid what was due. The Department of Education does not keep the money at Waigani.”
“It comes from Treasury with the warrant goes to Finance, they write the cheque which goes straight to the Central Bank who then based on our enrolments received from schools prepared sent straight to local banks and they remit the required money spent back into the school account.
“I don’t know where you get your facts from, the money does not go to the provincial government and does not go to the DDA it goes directly to the schools,” he said. Post courier