Education ministry gets ‘F’ for overpaying contractors

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday chastised Education Ministry Permanent Secretary Delma Nedd for continuously failing to sanction officers who approve payments to contractors for substandard and/or incomplete work.

According to the Auditor General’s 2010 Report, the ministry had authorised millions of dollars in overpayments to contractors for works to several schools, including the St Joseph High, the New Campbellville Secondary, St Agnes Primary, Comenius Primary, Charlestown Secondary, and Cummings Lodge Secondary.

Together, the overpayments amounted to $6.741 million, and the committee noted that in the case of  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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