DISS gobbles OP budget

SHARE   |   Monday, 05 March 2018   |   By Phillimon Mmeso 
DISS gobbles OP budget

Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) continues to gobble more funds from both the recurrent and development budget for the state presidency under of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration. The 2018 budget request which is not specific is almost the same as that of last year. The projects are also the same. The OP is requesting P 1,402,872,560 and DISS will get P410, 921690.00 which is 29.3 percent of the total recurrent budget. Last year it was allocated P337 million or 28 percent of the total recurrent budget and this year it has increased by slightly 1.3 percent . On the development budget, OP requested P676, 014,000.00 and DISS will get the lion's share of P261, 414,000.00 which represents 39 percent of the Ministry’s development budget. Giving reasons for DISS’s lion share Molale said that the budget is for strengthening of the spy agency’s capabilities. Last year DISS got P261, 061,914.00 representing 38% of the development funds for the ministry. “Continuous improvements in the organisational infrastructure and operational tools/instruments is vital in the integration and coordination of initiatives aimed at safeguarding national security,” said Molale.  He reasoned that it is important to continue improving and investing in capital projects in the intelligence security. Some of the projects that are to be carried out according to Molale include various infrastructure developments improvements in communication network and acquisition of mobile platforms.



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