Audit uncovers financial irregularities in School Books Programme

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 3:10 PM - St. George's, Grenada
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SST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, March 4, 2014 – GIS: Financial irregularities have been uncovered in the School Books and Uniform Programme under the previous administration.

A government audit has reported that user fees collected from students have not been deposited into the treasury.

The audit report says in excess of 100 thousand dollars still remains outstanding and that receipt books have been discarded.

“Based on an audit that was undertaken by the Department of Audit, information coming to light would reveal that there were serious financial irregularities in the operation of the Programme,” Education Minister, Anthony Boatswain, announced during a post cabinet news briefing on Tuesday.

“The funds that were supposed to have been collected from the students in the various schools and turned into the treasury, in 90 percent of the cases, were never turned into the treasury. As it stands now, in excess of 100,000 dollars is still outstanding out there.. the audit report has revealed that financial rules were not adhered to.”

The audit report says financial rules have not been adhered to and that further investigations were taking place into the operations of the School Books Programme as administered by the previous








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