Ten years after Timor-Leste officially regained its independence there are positive signs of development, in particular in the district enclave of Oe-Cusse, where according to its Administrator Jose Tanesib Anunu, development is generally on track.Administrator Anunu said various projects have been implemented in the district through the different government development packages – the Referendum Package (PR), the Decentralized Development Package (PDL), and the Local Development Package (PDL) and also the PDID. The district also counted on the support from 391 donors in the areas of agriculture, security, economy, infrastructure, education and health.
“Our development is progressing well and is very positive despite many complaints from the community that some projects are not being implemented adequately. We monitor them and go and speak to companies in charge of the projects. Many companies have already been blacklisted,” added Administrator Anunu (10/06), during a meeting with civil society, village chiefs, heads of government departments, directors, including also local leaders about development issues in Oe-cusse.Meanwhile a civil society representative, Armindo dos Santos dos Reis, recommended to the administrator to identify better whether companies can do the job or not to ensure the quality of their work.“Personally I am very happy with the results from this government. From 2008 until 2012 we have been able to implement many projects, already mentioned by the Administrator. If every year central government is able to allocate projects to our district then shortly we will have much development,” said civil society representative Reis. Another recommendation by a representative of the Local NGO community in Oe-cusse, Domingos Ati, urged future closer monitoring of companies carrying our projects and whether they have the ability.“We have to look closer at whether a company has enough equity to apply and win a tender. This way development will be done much quicker,” said NGO representative Ati.
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