MOHW – Inadequate Control of Fixed Assets

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Auditor General's Findings

The Auditor General’s 2017/2018 Annual Report (Section 3.2.100) informed that the Auditor General was unable to verify the existence of forty-three (43) items of computer equipment costing $7,799,754 because the Ministry of Health’s Fixed Asset Inventory was incomplete.

Additionally, the responsible officer was unaware of the acquisition of the assets and consequently, was not able to identify their location.

Permanent Secretary (current): Dunstan Bryan

Permanent Secretary (at breach):

Breach Category: Resource Management

Breach Type: Unrecorded Assets

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Status: Non-Compliance

Year Reported: 2018

Last Assessed: November 5, 2020

Year Resolved:

RECOMMENDATION

The Ministry was advised to strengthen the controls over the management of fixed assets in order to safeguard these resources.

JAMP UPDATE

On January 23, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Wellness submitted their Fixed Assets Schedule. JAMP’s findings will be shared with the Auditor General’s Department.

Auditor General Reports

Permanent Secretary Dunstan Bryan 876-633-8172
Dr. The Hon. Christopher Tufton MP 24-26 Grenada Crescent, Kingston 5, Jamaica (876) 633-7433 View profile in MP Tracker

No Calls To Action are currently associated with this breach.

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