Five senior managers at Housing Agency of Jamaica fired
Five senior managers have been dismissed from the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) amid accusations of gross mismanagement at the government entity.
Yesterday the board of the HAJ said the Managing Director, the Director of Technical Services and the Senior Managers with responsibility for Construction and Finance and Information as well as the Company Secretary had been fired with immediate effect.
The Agency, which was established to provide low-income housing solutions for Jamaicans, has over the past three years, reported losses of over $2 billion.
Chairman of the HAJ, Norman Brown says the Board had no choice but to act.
Brown says the board met with all the managers to discuss the situation before dismissing them.
He insists that the dismissals are not part of a political witch hunt following the recent change of government.
Meanwhile, Brown says the Senior Manager for Sales and Services, Gary Howell, will act as Managing Director in the interim.
He says the Board will now be focused on restoring the viability of the HAJ.