Government Official Paid $15,000 While On Leave For More Than A Year – Audit Reveals

A government official in the Ministry of Tourism was paid a $15,000 in total salary while she was on leave for more than a year, a report by the Auditor General has revealed. The official started her leave in April 2019 and was still away when the audit was completed in April 2019.

Said the report:

An officer of the Ministry with EC Number 1594602M who was employed as the Director for International Trade was placed on leave pending redeployment with full salary and benefits with effect from April 9, 2018.

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At the time of completing my audit on April 29, 2019 she was still on leave and had received $15,881 as salary and allowances together with 1,800 litres (of fuel).

There was no evidence to show that the Ministry had contacted the Public Service Commission (PSC) regarding her employment

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