21 November 2013
A member of the House of Representatives’ (DPR) Budgetary Committee has said that the government’s agency responsible for managing foreign aid to protect the forests must be held accountable by the public.
Satya Yudha, a lawmaker from the Golkar Party, said that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s REDD+ task force had never published an accountability report until it was disbanded in June and replaced by the new REDD+ agency.
“The REDD+ agency is an agency that we have longed for. However, it has to be transparent. They have to report their budget to the House. This agency’s budget should be included within the state budget, even though it receives its funds from Norway,” Satya said recently.
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