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Sanctions loom for derelict permanent secretaries

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Sanctions loom for derelict permanent secretaries

Financial Secretary Darlene Morrison has signalled that permanent secretaries could face sanctions if they are found responsible for breaching the Financial Administration and Audit (FAA) Act.

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Morrison’s comments came during Wednesday’s meeting of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC), where she was pressed on concerns highlighted in the auditor general’s 2021 annual report on the education ministry’s infringement of government rules.

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“Currently, the accounting officer, to the best of my knowledge, can be held accountable in terms of actual sanctions. I can’t speak to them right now,” she told the PAAC.

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In the report that was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis said that her department found evidence of several instances in which the Ministry of Education breached the FAA Instructions.

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The report also revealed that the ministry failed to present its appropriation accounts for the seven-year period 2012-2013 to 2018-2019

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