PS calls for audit of Western province finances  

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BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
GIZO

THE provincial secretary of the Western province has called for an immediate audit of the province’s finances.

Jeffery Wickham, while congratulating the newly elected and returning MPAs, said the time is ripe for an audit of the Western province’s coffers – before a new government is established.

He said he believes funds have been misused and that the only way to find out is to carry out a financial check and balance of the province.

“The past government has disallowed the PS not to sit in the full executive meetings for a full year so the time has come for a clean government.

“No wonder the PS has never been allowed to sign provincial cheques when the Financial Management Ordinance (FMO) clearly states who should sign,” he said.

He posted on social media that the people of Western province deserve better.

He adds, “I hope the new government will abide by the rules and comply, to be honest and passionate about what is best for the province.”

Meanwhile, Wickham said elected MPAs of Western province will take their oath sometime this week.

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