NRA instructs NGO/INGOs to maintain transperancy


KATHMANDU, Feb 2: National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has summoned representatives of the various NGOs and INGOs in its office in the capital on Wednesday and asked them to adhere to maintain the transparency and accountability when it comes to assisting in post-quake reconstruction.
According to Authority’s Spokesperson Dr Bhisma Kumar Bhusal, the instruction in this regard was issued orally by the Authority following the complaints pouring in the Authority from all quarters concerning their arbitrary modus operandi for rebuilding the quake-damaged houses in various parts of the country.
Authority’s Chief Executive Officer, Prof Dr Govinda Raj Pokharel, spoke of the need to effective collaboration between the government agencies and stakeholders to give pace to reconstruction efforts.
“We have received widespread complaints from the locals and concerned sides that the stakeholder, NGOs/INGOs were squandering the aid to be spent for reconstruction drive on various subjects. None should work arbitrarily,” said CEO Pokharel, urging them to comply with rules and regulations and proper procedure.
Furthermore, he also urged them to take into action to transparency and accountability.
The representatives summoned at the Authority were also asked to pay attention to producing skilled artisans for reconstruction in order to build back better.
According to the Ministry of Urban Development, of the total 60,000 artisans to be trained for rebuilding the quake damaged public physical infrastructures, only 15,000 have received the training but not all are employed yet. RSS