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Auditor General invited to Cabinet meeting following Petrojam report

Prime Minister Andrew Holness
 
Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has been invited to attend Monday's meeting of the Cabinet. 
 
This was disclosed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness at a meeting of  the Jamaica Labour Party's Central Executive on Sunday.
 
The Auditor General last week tabled a report on Petrojam which highlighted human resource and procurement breaches, billions in unaccounted for oil, lack of transparency in fuel pricing and waste of  public funds on lavish parties.
 
Mr. Holness said the invitation was extended to Mrs Monroe Ellis as some of the issues which were raised in the report have relevance to other government agencies.
 
"So I want to get from the Auditor General her perspective on what changes we can make system-wide that will improve efficiency of the public sector and the public service across the board," he said. 
 
The Prime Minister note that the Auditor General's report is a test of his administration.
 
He said even the harshest critic must admit that the government has been open, transparent, acted with "proportionate speed" and "allowed the independent authorities to do their job without any form of intervention" once the revelations about activities at Petrojam came to light.
 


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