From The Nepali Press
Nepal, 20 November
FROM ISSUE #275 (02 DEC 2005 - 08 DEC 2005) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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LIBANG-Money earmarked to build 27 classrooms under the \'Education for All Programme' initiated in Rolpa with the assistance of five donor agencies has reportedly been spent illegally. Eighty classrooms were to be built in the district this year but only 27 were constructed, in part due to obstacles created by Maoists. Of those, 21 classrooms have been built in and around the district headquarters and only six classrooms in the villages. There are reports that instead of starting work on the buildings, the School Management Committee gave an illegal contract to a contractor. While sanctioning this contract, technicians of the District Education Office demanded 10 percent of the deal's total amount. Six classrooms were to be constructed in Masina, 60 km from the district headquarter, but even before they were completed, the Education Department cleared the payment, suggesting that funds were embezzled.