Government hammers out new mandate to state bodies

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 9:44 PM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, March 10, 2015 – GIS: The Grenada government has announced a major crackdown on the operations of statutory bodies.
Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has hammered out a series of new measures the bodies will have to adopt.

They will have to comply with performance monitoring indicators as well as seek directions in writing prior to all wage negotiations.

State bodies have now been mandated to take immediate steps to reduce non personnel expenditure consistent with government goals and provide monthly reports on progress.

They must now put forward a clear plan to deal with all pension liability and provide financial statements and annual reports.

“So as we meet every quarter we will have information on those particular variables,” Dr. Mitchell pointed out.

This move has become critical with the reform of statutory bodies being a key component under the Home Grown Programme with the IMF.
The issue of unnecessary traveling will be targeted as well.

“Politicians like myself and government officials, public servants and others on statutory organizations for their own enjoyment… let’s be honest,” Dr. Mitchell explained, as he pointed to abuses in the use of tax payers’ money to fund overseas travel over the years.

“In many cases the real benefits could not be traced to that of the interest of the tax payers..that’s why I am including all of us, from captain down to cook”.






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