Works Ministry’s sale of duty-free vehicle comes under PAC microscope

Works Ministry representatives came in for criticism from members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday, when the illegal sale and cannibalism of vehicular assets belonging to the state came under scrutiny.

Discrepancies flagged in the Auditor General’s 2011 Report on the Ministry included the sale of a Toyota Carina AT 192, bearing registration number PJJ 3886, which was sold without proper adjudication of the Ministry, while trucks owned by the ministry were cannibalized without conformity to regulations.

According to the ministry’s written response to the discrepancy, vehicle PJJ 3886 was purchased by Lin Xinimin, Construction Manager of China Civil Engineering Corporation, the contracting for the construction of the Intern-ational Conference Centre, which was funded by a Grant by the People’s Republic of China.

The vehicle was bought on November 3rd 2004, and the ministry’s response states that it was sold by Xinimin to “Dorine Welcome” …To continue reading, login with an active account or subscribe now.

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