NDCs accounts in total disarray – Goolsarran

-some not audited since 1994

Accounts of Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) are in total disarray as 80% of them have not been audited for the last five years and columnist Anand Goolsarran has pilloried the audit office over the delinquency.
In columns in Stabroek News on Monday and last week, Goolsarran also pointed out that the Linden municipality has not been audited for 28 years and also took aim at the Ministry of Local Government over this state of affairs.

Goolsarran, a former long-serving auditor general, noted that according to the 2012 Auditor General’s report, 52 NDCs, representing 80 per cent of the total number, did not have audited accounts for the last five years. Eighteen of these entities have “also never produced audited accounts since they were established in 1994, i.e. for 19 years!” He said this is despite the fact that NDCs receive significant amounts of money from the Treasury in addition to the rates …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



Join the Conversation

After you comment, click Post. If you're not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

The Comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit/delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity. We moderate ALL comments, so your comment will not be published until it has been reviewed by a moderator.