Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Monday (Dec 10) announced that all Government Ministers will be mandated to have both quarterly and bi-annual meetings with the Board chairman of their respective ministry.
Holness said the meeting would allow the minister and the board to have a full knowledge of the operations and plans of their respective ministry. He said not minister would be able to say they don’t know what is happening.
The Prime Minister also disclosed that he will reverse a decision, and give the Public Administration and Accounts Committee of Parliament (PAAC) the privilege to examine the report of the Auditor General (AG) of Petrojam as soon as is possible. This decision was reached after a meeting with the Central Executive of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) which unanimously voted to allow the PAAC to examine the report.
Last week the opposition chided the government for not allowing the parliamentary body to examine the report which unearth numerous deficiencies at the state owned oil refinery Perojam.
The Prime Minister was addressing journalists at a press briefing to respond to concern about the AGD’s report of Petrojam.