Ministry Auditing Government Buildings

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Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Works has embarked on an audit of all buildings owned or occupied by the government of Antigua & Barbuda today.

The audit, which is part of the Ministry’s new proactive work plan for 2019, began today (Monday 25th February) and will be completed in two (2) weeks.

Permanent Secretary Mr. Clarence E. Pilgrim says this is an important step particularly since the Ministry is in the process of developing a maintenance schedule with the department of departments involved.

Mr. Pilgrim is encouraging all Heads of Departments to inform the Ministry of any necessary repairs needed, or any other problems associated with the use of their building.

The Ministry of Works encourages each department to corporate fully with the audit team and thank you in advance for your full cooperation.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Really. This though can be done in a day or an hour. Government prefer to rent (which we understand why) and leave buildings they own derelict.

  2. Audit, where have I heard that before. Oh yes the Car Pool from the government was audited some months ago. And that was a very expensive exercise and what was the result of that? Listen guys cut the nonsense. Public Works is not equipped and not able to maintain the buildings in its present structure. We need private contractors to have the responsibility for some buildings. Perhaps on a retainer basis. And I can bet you they will do a better job. I remember when Stanford Development laid off all the blue color workers and subcontract all the maintenance work to the staff that had formed small contracting firms. They worked longer hours and made more money as self employed. To date some of them are still self employed and are doing well providing maintenance work to many small companies and sometime also for the government. That is the way Public Work should go. There is too much corruption in that department. too much is unaccounted for. Especially materials. And don’t mention double dipping.

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