Goats for poor go to local cadre
  • | LD, | January 17, 2015 11:08 AM
Twelve breeding goats destined for poor households in Thanh Hoa Province’s Thach Thanh District ended up at the farm of a local cadre.


Goats get to their proper homes 

Residents at Thanh Yen Commune complained that 12 of 24 breeding goats earmarked for poor households in Thanh Yeh Commune under an economic development programme conducted by Provincial Party Committee, were delivered to the farm of Do Minh Quy, secretary of the district’s Party Committee last June.

Nguyen Van Nam, head of Binh Som Township’s Office for Economics, said ta total of 60 goats worth VND250m had been distributed among poor households.

Quy said there appeared to have been a mistake, of which he was unaware until the complaints of residents were brought to his attention after some six months.

"During the time when the district conducted the goat programme for local poor households, I got funding from the Ministry of Science and Technology for a project to develop animal husbandry for poor households in mountainous districts," Quy said.

"I invested in a farm to make a model for local resident to follow. When 12 goats were delivered to my farm I thought they belonged to that project. I was not aware of the wrong delivery until local residents made complaints.”

Truong Van Duong, chairman of the communal People’s Committee said, “I think Quy’s farm has better condition to care for the goats as the farm has already had over 70 such animals.”

After the case was brought to light on January 13, the 12 goats were taken from Quy’s farm and delivered to three poor households in Yen Son 2 Hamlet in the commune.

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