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Mauritian government to set up committee to investigate economic wastage

Mauritian government to set up committee to investigate economic wastage

The committee will also examine the Audit report published on 22 December 2014 that was debated during the first parliamentary session and revealed huge amounts of deficit in different ministries and state investments. (Image: P&G associates)

The Government of Mauritius is paving the way towards setting up a special committee to investigate into “financial and economic wastage” by the previous government.

In order to prevent future institutional and infrastructural wastage, the newly formed government is about to step forward to chase out any form of wastage in institutions and infrastructural investment.

The newly elected government will set a special committee with a team having the responsibility to look into and investigate social issues which made headlines during these last years. As a matter of fact, a number of issues and scams have prevailed during the reign of the previous government, therefore all suspicious institutional and state investment issues, bad practice or decisions will be scrutinised.

The committee will also examine the Audit report published on 22 December 2014 that was debated during the first parliamentary session and revealed huge amounts of deficit in different ministries and state investments.

Moreover, negotiations and deal of state owned companies and previous government development projects would also be investigated.

In total, there will be approximately 10 institutional and state investment issues that will investigated by the committee.

During his New Year address, the Prime Minister Sir Aneerod Jugnauth emphasised on the theme of “cleaning up the various institutions while implementing new concrete measures to prevent any form of financial wastage” and that “2015 will be the year of institutional reform and the beginning of national reconstruction”.

He also added during his speech that his government will practice “Zero Tolerance” against any form of wastage in terms of institutions and state development.

An action plan and committee will be established which will most likely fall under the aegis of Prime Minister’s Office or the newly created Ministry of of Financial Services, Good Governance and Institutional Reforms.

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