Schools to be investigated

National, Normal

The National, Friday 14th of March, 2014

AN independent audit team has been set up to carry out investigations into all the work that has been carried out in schools in NCD.
Education secretary Dr Michael Tapo said the audit team will look into the contractors’ claims for payment and the work that they had done to make sure they were genuine.  
The team was set up by the Department of Education and Department of Finance to look into the payment already made to service providers and contractors to establish whether illegitimate claims were paid.
He said service providers and contractors must pay particular attention to the direction and advice given by the Finance Minister and the then Education Minister James Marape, who asked those concerned to take the matter to court.
Tapo said it is corrupt, a malpractice and to entertain any form of payments from unscrupulous behaviour and ethics.
“Just simply observe Public Finance Management Act,” he said.