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NHT board has betrayed us

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

In reference to findings by the auditor general noted in The Gleaner of April 22, 2015 ('NHT wastage'), it is plain to see that members of the past National Housing Trust board (NHT) had no regard for hard-earned money. There are so many people who are trying to access mortgages or other loans from the NHT and are being turned away, yet this agency can waste so much money.

In Wednesday's front-page story, Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis mentions properties being bought after the board was told by technical experts that they were not feasible.

Is it that the board members believe they are more intelligent, or is it just a matter of not caring?

I think in these cases, the Government should investigate further and have these board members pay back even a percentage of the wasted money.

We cannot move forward as a nation when we have these people on decision-making boards.

Maybe we should spend more time choosing the right mix of people for these positions. Let's start bringing in some youngsters with new ideas.

WESTON WILLIAMS

weston@cwjamaica.com