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NSWMA dismisses claims it is buying new Prado for interim head

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 6:09 PM

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is seeking to clarify issues surrounding the possible purchase of a vehicle for its interim head.

In a release this afternoon, the NSWMA dismissed news reports that it was buying a new Toyota Prado for the Interim Executive Director, Colonel Daniel Pryce.

According to the NSWMA, no vehicle has been procured.

But it has admitted that it is currently examining its options in relation to ensuring that Colonel Pryce has a vehicle.

The agency explains that the former Executive Director, Jennifer Edwards, has indicated an interest in buying the Toyota Prado assigned to her during her 3-year tenure.

It notes that this is in keeping with established government policies.

The public cleansing agency says if the purchase goes ahead, the acting executive director would be without an assigned vehicle and so discussions are now taking place to determine how to address the matter.

The NSWMA says all alternatives are being explored and the decision made will be in keeping with established procurement guidelines and the existing business environment in which it operates.