AG offers recommendation to new city council to get accounts in order – Guyana Times
Months after Local Government Elections (LGE) 2023 and with a new Mayor in town, the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has been given recommendations by Auditor General Deodat Sharma on the way forward to get its accounts in order.
“They’re taking it back to the Council. The Mayor himself was there. And the Chairman of the Finance Committee. So, we’ll explore different areas that they could look into, including I’ve advised them maybe they need to contract out: the idea of somebody coming in and doing the asset register, etc.”
“At present the City Council carries a disclaimer account. And some of the drafts for (previous) years are still a disclaimer. So, unless you fix those items, one of the major ones is the asset register. So, if you don’t have a proper asset register, you will continue to get a disclaimer.”
Senior Minister in the Office of the President with responsibility for Finance, Dr Ashni Singh had provided a breakdown of the financial support provided by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government to support the citizens of Georgetown.
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