Friday, January 31, 2014
President Mori appoints Ambassador Takesy as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the FSM to the Government of Israel
President Mori nominates Mr. W-One Williander as FSM Election Commissioner for the State of Chuuk: Congress deferrs action
FSM President and Congress held meetings to resolve issues surrounding the process of legislating and implementing public projects
[As of print time, Congress has not come forward on what they are ready to offer in response to the President's call for improvement in legislating and implementing public project.]
Thursday, January 30, 2014
An Amount of $49,712,485.00 was projected to be available from domestic revenue for the National Government in fiscal year 2014.
In addition, the was a carry-over from FY 2013 revenue in the amount of $11,385,736.00. This meant that a total amount of $61,098,221.00 was available for budgeting at the start of the fiscal year 2014.
During the September session, Congress appropriated $41,653,844.00 for all operations of the National Government out of the $61 million in Public Law 18-15. A Typhoon Relief appropriation of $225,000 was made followed by the first supplemental budget appropriation of $1.8 million. These were followed by the latest Public Project appropriation of $4.9 million, leaving an unappropriated mount of $12,430,305 in revenue.
Given the situation, President Mori provided to Congress his latest proposed fund allocation against the available amount as detail in the table below.
FY 2014 Supplemental Budget Requests
Dept. Health – Health System Support
Dept. Health – Environmental Services Unit
Dept. of Education – Operation Budget 3rd & 4th Qtr.
National Election – Unpaid Individual Services
Dept. of Finance & Admin. Custom & Tax Admin.
Dept. of Finance & Admin. Administration
Dept. of Finance & Admin. National Treasury
Office of SBOC – ODA Division
Dept. of TC&I – PMU FY2014 Operation Budget
Grants, Subsidies & Contributions:
Office of the President – National Prayer Day
Office of the President – Presidential Visits – Outer Is.
Dept. of Foreign Affairs – SPC Office Rental
Dept. of Foreign Affairs – Micronesian Presidents Summit
NORMA – Maritime Boundary Task Force
NORMA – WCPFC Membership Free
SBOC – Implementation of ODA Policy
SBOC – Hosting of Development Partners Forum in 2014
SBOC – Compact Review Committee
Dept. of R&D – South Pacific Tourism Organization
(SPTO) Membership free
Dept. of R&D – Tourism Development Framework
FSM Insurance Board – Revolving Fund
Task Force on Aviation
National Election – Unpaid Individual Services
Dept. of Health – Health Specialty Pathologist
Dept. of Health – Environmental/Water/Food Lab. Test
Dept. of Health – Medical Specialized Teams
Dept. of Health – Data Verification & Analysis
Dept. of Health – Assistance to States – NCD
Dept. of Health – Capitol suites & Apartment Rent
IOM – MRC Operation
Dept. of Finance & Admin. Tax Reform Project
AIP Matching Fund
Department of Finance & Admin – Financial Advisor
Department of Finance & Admin – Tax Advisor
The above supplemental budget request is one of the last items being considered by Congress as it is ready to adjourn its third regular session this Saturday, February 1st.
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The session was scheduled to adjourn on January 29, but Congress felt it needed additional time "to consider a number of important issues that remain pending before it", as the resolution states.
One of the items in front of Congress is the supplemental budget request of $12,430,305 requested by President Manny Mori on January 20. Some of these request were submitted to Congress during the November 2013 session but were not approved, now resubmitted for reconsideration.
Some of these budget item requests include the $5million Set Aside Fund; $3.2 million for FSM Telecom project; operation funding for the Project Management Unit (PMU); About $71 thousand for the implementation of the recently adopted Overseas Development Assistance Policy (ODA); and the 3rd and 4th Quarter operation budget for the Department of Education, among others.
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Friday, January 24, 2014
FSM President Mori congratulates Prime Minister Abbott and the people of Australia on the celebration of Australia Day
President Mori proclaims a 3-day state of mourning in honor of the late Honorable Lt. Governor Ritis K. Heldart
|Flags at FSM Capitol at half-mast on January 24|
Thursday, January 23, 2014
President Mori declares "state of emergency" as Ping Da 7 posts greater threat sitting on Nan Kepkepin Param Reef in Pohnpei
|Photo taken on December 13 by Department of Justice staff|