Tourism Ministry grilled by public accounts body over taxi costs

-PS says new vehicles sought as solution

By Chevy Devonish

A team headed by Permanent Secretary, Willet Hamilton from the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce was chastised on Monday by members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for paying large sums of cash to hire taxis to carry out what was said to be official ministry business.

The criticism came after the Auditor General’s (AG) report for the fiscal year ending 2010 stated that up to the end of that year, the ministry continued to incur significant costs in the hiring of taxis, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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