Auditor General's Findings
The Auditor General’s Department Annual Report for the 2019/2020 Financial Year reported that:
3.2.255. Excess Appropriations In Aid (A-I-A) of $16.299.6 million collected by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) was used to supplement the budget for garbage collection and disposal as well as to facilitate payment for the insurance of motor vehicles (garbage trucks) instead of being surrendered to the Consolidated Fund as required by Section 4.5.8 and 4.5.9 of the FAA Act, Instructions. The necessary approval was not obtained prior to making the respective payments.
3.2.256. The Ministry indicated that since retroactive approval cannot be sought, as a measure of control to deter a repeat of this breach, the Ministry has advised all relevant Agencies that failure to surrender revenues unapproved for use as Appropriations in Aid to the Consolidated Fund, will result in the sums being recovered from their subvention. Subsequent to our report, the MLGRD deducted $9.6 million from the NSWMA’s subvention and paid over this amount the Consolidated Fund.
Permanent Secretary (current): Marsha Henry-Martin
Breach Category: Resource Management
Permanent Secretary (at breach): Marsha Henry-Martin
Breach Type: Mismanagement of Resources