Underperforming REOs to face loss of gratuities – PAC hears

A new policy being implemented by the Local Government Ministry may see Regional Executive Officers (REOs) losing percentages of their gratuity benefits where their performances are not up to scratch.

This disclosure was made yesterday during a sitting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) during which its members heard unending reports of cases were contractors were being paid by the Region One (Barima/ Waini) Administration for works not completed.

According to the Auditor General’s report, the region is guilty of consistently overpaying contractors for insufficiently completed projects, then failing to make serious efforts to recoup overpaid amounts.

Eight persons, including Deputy Local Government Ministry Permanent Secre-tary Abeena Moore and Regional Executive Offi-cer (REO) Nigel Fisher, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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