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Public asked to report misuse of government vehicles

GIS - Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Monday, March 26 – Reducing public expenditure through an increased level of accountability is of crucial importance to the Ministry of Finance.

As such, the Ministry is asking the public to report any misuse of Government-owned vehicles.

Deputy Financial Secretary Mr. Wendell Gaskin told the Department of Information and Public Relations, “In seeking the public’s assistance on this matter, our goal is to ultimately reduce public expenditure and effectively manage resources.”

The Ministry is asking the public report unauthorised drivers and passengers (other than public officers) of all Government-owned vehicles; driving in excess of the speed limit and/ or in a reckless manner; vehicles parked with engine and air conditioner running; vehicles parked in restricted areas; and/or transporting of unauthorised goods, including animals.

Persons are asked to contact the Ministry of Finance at 468-3701 extension 2220 with their reports which should include the date, time and location the misuse is observed, the vehicle’s licence plate number, the department to which the vehicle belongs and the name of the driver, if known.

The Ministry is encouraging the public to fully embrace this year’s theme for the Budget Address, ‘Austerity today, secures economic recovery tomorrow’, which speaks to Government’s mandate to promote economic development.

Government’s call on the public is in line with the Cabinet approved Cost-Cutting Measures introduced in June 2010; one of which states that no Government-owned vehicles will be allowed to be used in private capacities.

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  1. Well
    March 27, 2012
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    Ok it’s understandable that you want to account for vehicle mis-use so what now about the employees that are mis-using gov time for their own personal stuff…Nuff gov workers on vg does leave to go do their hair & laundry .in the gov vehicle..lol..lol….lol.lol…Accountability mi say what a task lies ahead.. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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  2. warrior
    March 27, 2012
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    dont talk about customs lawddd every sunday i meetin the jeep the laundry !

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  3. Just So
    March 27, 2012
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    Gaskin get from here…wha you dont tell your friends (NDP) that they wasting money just like the previous government. Your backside gah big post so you dont care wha money wasting. Stop them from buying these 8cylinder expensive a$$ vehicles like we have an oil refinery here. We know the VIP buy them, but sell them and drive vehicle that burn less fuel and are easier to maintain.

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    • March 28, 2012
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      Are you stupid or something what v8 u see NDP driving all of them driving their own vehicle all dem jeeps are either parked up or being used by departments their self u ignorant s*** if u look at it anyway only 1 of he current. VIP member is driving a v8 dummy

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  4. wha?
    March 27, 2012
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    Does this include use of Government vehicles on Sunday? For example, a BVIHSA vehicle when all the clinics are closed?

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  5. o
    March 26, 2012
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    STOP OFFERING THE PUBLIC FALSE HOPE, this is only last for a week or two then it’s back to doing whatever they want with water n sewage pickup trucks and ALL other GV rides.

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  6. Hmm
    March 26, 2012
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    Check out a few of those late night clubs and you might find a few. :oops: :oops:

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  7. Guest
    March 26, 2012
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    Does this include public works heavy equipment?? :lol:

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  8. Wayne
    March 26, 2012
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    What about Police can they report as well?

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