$60K allocated for Koror State Constitution Day celebration
A series of activities are going to be held starting October 17 to October 21 for the celebration of Koror State’s 35th Constitution day that is backed by a funding worth $60,000.
In a phone interview with Island Times, Koror State Government Chief of Staff Joleen Ngoriakl said that schools from all over Koror are going to participate in the softball game on Wednesday, October 21, which will kick off the celebration.
Other than the softball game that is set to be held in Meyuns, an obstacle race and other competitions are also going to be staged for the celebration.
An art exhibit is also slated on October 19 which will feature artworks that depict everything about Koror.
Guests from the Koror Club of Guam are also expected to come to Palau and join in the celebration. The group, according to Ngoriakl, has expressed interest in donating 25 new wheelchairs for persons with disabilities (PWDs) and also to the medical community.
During the actual Constitution day celebration on October 21, a special tribute to the framers of the Koror State Constitution is also going to be conducted to honor the people behind the creation of the state’s constitution. The event, which is to be held at the Palasia Hotel, is expected to gather around 100 guests including the framers.
According to Ngoriakl, Koror State Governor Franco Gibbons urges the people to join the celebration.
Meanwhile, a Koror State Legislator who refused to be named has explained that the funding directly issued to the state legislators for the Constitution Day activities has always been done in the past administration.
This statement by the Koror State legislator came after reports questioning the legality of the process.
The legislator also further explained that with so many hamlet activities, funds are issued to each legislator instead for the activities, adding that each legislator is responsible to report how the funds are spent and return unused fund.
The KSG Legislator said that the allegations of misconduct are considered premature and that a legislator who feels this is not right should return the funds rather than depositing it into their personal accounts. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)