The Commission of Inquiry (COI) has eliminated discretionary funds that were given to district representatives, making it difficult for leaders to help constituents.
Dr Karl Dawson, First District Representative, has expressed that the elimination of these funds is challenging as it limits the ability to meet requests from constituents.
Dr Dawson stated that while the previous system for distributing the funds was flawed, the government should revisit the COI
decision if it is not allowing them to fulfill their duties as elected leaders.
He added that there is an obligation to tweak the system to ensure that a little help is available.
Previously, Third District Representative Julian Fraser had warned that many residents who were happy with the restrictions of the COI
would eventually feel the negative effects as the discretionary funds were used to help many people.