Citizens Action for Principle and Integrity (CAPI) welcomes the findings of the forensic audit in the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP) describing it as a refreshing move by both the then government (now opposition) which initiated the audit and the government which ensured its continuation.
CAPI notes that while the audit reveals no act of corruption and illegality, it exposes gross management and governance deficiencies which must be immediately addressed in order to ensure efficient and timely implementation of the project.
According to convenor Hugh Fagan, the finding of the forensic audit betrays the indispensable role of both the offices of the Contractor General and Auditor General in the monitoring of major government contractual projects during the implementation phases. The practice of both offices doing post mortem analysis of projects has not proved useful in preventing such deviation from management and governance best practices.
CAPI asserts the audit is a first step on the part of the government and the opposition in demonstrating the country’s developing culture of intolerance for corruption, even the perception of same.
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