A recent report by the Auditors General office on local governments, reveal alot of inconsistencies in the reporting of expenses in the family islands. Based on the issues sited by the report I can only conclude that there’s some ‘tiefing’ going on in the Family Islands.
The Following islands were named in the report;
- Central Andros
- Cat Island
- Harbour Island
- Spanish Wells
- Central Eleuthera
A review of the Social Services Department in Mayaguana revealed that some people who were receiving food coupons were gainfully employed as was seen on a monthly National Insurance contribution schedule and monthly upkeep payments.
“In our view, the present system in place for the delivery of food assistance lacked transparency and accountability,” the report said.
“In our opinion, pubic funds were disbursed without regard for economy, efficiency, transparency and accountability. Internal controls need to be strengthened to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of the operation.”
The report calls for an overhaul of many of the practices of the local government offices.
It also seeks clarifications or accounting in cases where money was spent but no evidence of the work was acknowledged.
Boy I tell ya, slackness and corruption in government is a way of life it seems. What has to be done to prevent corruption in government agencies?