But 3 mistakes, to the tune of $400M of taxpayer $$$s?
The first mistake:
The $355M power plant—the Tarakhil Power Plant—built by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in 2007 to aid the energy deficit in Kabul, Afghanistan, is extremely underused and in danger of being wasted, according to a report issued by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).
Any wonder who is footing that bill?
The second mistake:
A $14.7M warehouse was built to serve as a distribution facility for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. But, the facility sits empty and unused.
The DLA never occupied or used the warehouse except as a temporary storage facility for file cabinets. The U.S. plans to transfer operations and maintenance of the warehouse to the Afghan government in December 2015.
The third mistake:
The $36M spent on a never-used headquarters building at a Camp Leatherneck. Even the top general at the base requested the project be halted, his recommendation was ignored. Why? “Miscommunication.”
To think those $400M taxpayer $$$s could have been used to provide assistance to the nation’s veterans.
Let the discussion begin…
To read the Fiscal Times article about the power plant, click on the following link:
To read the Fiscal Times article about the unused warehouse, click on the following link:
To read the SIGAR's report about the never-used HQ at Camp Leatherneck, click on the following link: