Ministry hired defaulting contractor to clear million-dollar overpayment
- PAC told
By Chevy Devonish
Permanent Secretary (PS) Alfred King led a team from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport that had to take its lumps from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday after admitting to awarding a contract to a contractor to clear his over $1 million debt to the ministry.
At the end of the hearing, the ministry team was asked to review discrepancies in its accounts that contradicted the Auditor General’s Reports dealing with its financial activities for the period 2004 to 2010.