Tanahun sans LDO

DAMAULI: Development activities in Tanahun have been affected as the district has remained without a local development officer for some days now.

As the current fiscal is drawing to a close, the absence of an LDO has dealt a blow to local development projects.

The district has been without an LDO after Udaya Bahadur Rana was promoted as joint secretary on April 29.

Though District Technical Office Chief Engineer Narayan Prasad Baral has been appointed as the acting LDO for the time being, various projects have been stalled as the acting LDO does not have the authority to deal with financial matters.

“I am doing my best, but difficulties do arise when it comes to dispatching a large amount of money to contractors,” said Baral.