A PARLIAMENTARY oversight committee wants the report of the forensic audit into the US$400-million Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP) to be tabled in Parliament next Tuesday.
The committee was informed on Wednesday by the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing that Cabinet had examined an executive summary of the forensic audit on Tuesday.
She said portfolio Minister Dr Omar Davies would table a report on the findings of the audit in Parliament. However, she was unable to say when the report would be brought to the House.
Chairman of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) of Parliament, Edmund Bartlett, said his committee would be deliberating on the report.
"We would urge that the report be made public as soon as possible and, certainly, we would hope by the next sitting of the House," Bartlett said during a meeting of the PAAC on Wednesday.
DETERMINING WHETHER FRAUD OCCURRED
The forensic audit, which had been first announced by former Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is seeking to determine whether any fraudulent transactions or acts of fraud had been involved in the JDIP and the Palisadoes Shoreline Protection Project.
Holness had called for the audit following a damning report by Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis on the JDIP.
The auditor general's report led to the resignations of Patrick Wong, former chief executive officer of the National Works Agency, and subsequently, then Transport and Works Minister Mike Henry.
The report found that the NWA used $102 million of the JDIP money to refurbish its offices.