Decision No. 17 of the Cabinet approved an Accountability Framework that required Permanent Secretaries to obtain copies of Board Minutes from all public bodies, under their portfolio. The Auditor General found that while the Office of the Prime Minister did receive quarterly, half-yearly and annual reports from NHT, the Permanent Secretary did not request copies of the Board Minutes. The then Permanent Secretary, Onika Miller had advised the AG that she was not aware of the transaction and had learnt of the matter via the media.
Permanent Secretary (current): Audrey Sewell
Permanent Secretary (at breach):
Breach Category: Governance
Breach Type: Inadequate Monitoring by Portfolio Ministries and Ministry of Finance
Status: Full Compliance
Year Reported: 2015
Last Assessed: June 13, 2018
Year Resolved: 2015
That the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister immediately institute measures to ensure that copies of the Minutes of the NHT Board are received, in a timely manner, in compliance with Decision #17 of the Cabinet approved GOJ Accountability Framework.
The NHT Board provided JAMP with transmittal letters to support their remedying the breach. It demonstrated that the Board now submits Board Minutes to the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Audrey Sewell.