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McKenzie dismisses Opposition's suggestion for an Auditor General audit of NSWMA, NEPM

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 2:23 PM
Mckenzie said the Auditor General has made recommendations to improve the operations of the agency during Arscott's tenure as local government minister.

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has dismissed the Opposition's suggestion that the Auditor General should investigate reports of mismanagement at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) and the North Eastern Parks and Markets (NEPM).

In a release yesterday, Opposition spokesman on local government Noel Arscott said he has received reports of rampant irregularities in the agency's fuel allocation, spare parts management, procurement activities and general operations. 

IN PHOTO: Arscott

He called for the Auditor General’s Department to audit the general operations of the NSWMA and the NEPM.

Responding to Arscott's claim, McKenzie said reports of irregularities in fuel allocation and transport management at the NSWMA are serious matters.

He said his Administration has been working with notable success to reduce the areas of weakness and to increase the credibility of the NSWMA.

Mckenzie said the Auditor General has made recommendations to improve the operations of the agency during Arscott's tenure as local government minister. 

He said Arscott did not implement the recommendations which his administration has inherited and are now implementing to improve operations of the NSWMA.