Tag Archives: accountability

Govt plans to modenise, professionalise public sector -Minister Parag

Samuel Sukhnandan In light of a rapidly changing global environment and an increasing demand for government services, efforts will be made to modernise and professionalise the public sector, Minister of Public Service Ms. Sonia Parag has said. Ms. Parag told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that the new government plans to provide efficient benefits now and in the future for ...

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AFC, PPP shrug off claims of State resources being used for political activism

As Guyana’s elections campaign slowly heats up, the use of State resources is again taking centre stage after the governing coalition and the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) were seen using materials funded by the public purse. The Alliance For Change (AFC), the coalition partner, and the PPP on Wednesday defended their decisions to do so. Last week Saturday, AFC ...

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State-owned steel-pan not tuned to transparency, says anti-corruption watchdog

The Transparency Institute of Guyana (TIGI) Friday railed against the Ministry of Education’s Department of Culture, Youth and Sport for failing to address a complaint that the State-owned steel pans were being allegedly misused by staff. “TIGI, as an organization committed to eradicating corruption in Guyana, is appalled and disappointed at the sloth demonstrated in investigating and reporting on such ...

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Auditor General’s office budget cut by GYD$76 million

After a heated debated and s series of verbal exchanges on the floor of the National Assembly the Office of the Auditor General received approval for a budget of GYD$714M after requesting a GYD$790M budget. It was explained that Finance Minister Winston Jordan would have presented the House with an expenditure budget of $714M after the Auditor General would have requested ...

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House surmounts quandary for consideration of estimates for constitutional offices

After more than two hours of closed door meetings, government and the opposition reached agreement that the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Irfan Ali should be able to answer questions about the Auditor General’s Office. House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland, shortly after 6:30 PM emerged an announced that the PAC Chairman is the appropriate person to respond to ...

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