17 Jun 2010

Pacific Island Affairs Minister warned about money for agency

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 17 June 2010

The Government is again being forced to defend the allocation of nearly five million dollars to a little known organisation. The Minister of Pacific Island Affairs, Georgina te Heuheu, was told by officials there were great risks in awarding the Pacific Economic Development Agency, a two-year-old company, $4.8 million in the budget without a proper tender process.