Auditor General's Findings
The Auditor General’s 2018/2019 Annual Report noted that procurement of goods and services under the Integrated Support to Jamaica’s Social Protection Strategy (ISJSPS) Project – implemented by the Ministry of Labour & Social Security – was not robust during the implementation of the Project.
At the Project’s closure in August 2018, only 9 per cent of the targeted 550 children with disabilities received assistive aids.
Up to the time of completion of the AuGD report, MLSS had only provided evidence that 50 recipients received assistive aids.
Permanent Secretary (current): Colette Roberts-Risden
Breach Category: Resource Management
Permanent Secretary (at breach): Colette Roberts-Risden
Breach Type: Unrecorded Assets
Is this matter now resolved? A committee like the PAC should call the ministry in to give an update.
G’Day O’shane. Thanks for the query. No but JAMP is in communication with the Ministry regarding four outstanding matters including this one. We note your interest and commit to alerting you as soon as the information is updated.
Every four months JAMP will be submitting our updates to the PAC, Auditor General, Cabinet Office and the media houses to ensure that they are aware of where there is progress and where there is none. This will allow each to take the necessary steps that their mandate requires but yes we agree that the PAC should request another hearing where little progress is being made.