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Gov’t launches webpage to increase transparency in recovery loan spending

Government has strengthened transparency in the Ministry of Finance with the relaunch and revamped Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Loan webpage.

The webpage is now accessible to members of the public who can visit the site and access all the information relating to the $65 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

The site consists of monthly reports which break down the phases a project may take and which shows the budget allocated for each project.

Also, present upon first glance are important questions about the loan, which when clicked gives a comprehensive response via an online brochure.

Director of Projects in the Ministry of Finance, Dr Drexel Glasgow said the webpage is user-friendly and residents will be able to give their input on projects through the completion of the online contact form. He further said all concerns will be “expeditiously” addressed.

Dr Glasgow said the venture is a step forward in keeping residents informed on the management of all projects relating to the loan. This, he said, was one of the conditions to accepting the loan.

“We made a consorted effort to centralise all the information about the loan programme from the government’s site in one spot that will be palatable and friendly for the users,” said Dr Glasgow.

The newly revamped webpage is found HERE.

The loan programme is to assist in rebuilding social and economic infrastructures which were impacted by natural disasters of 2017. These include transportation, water and sewerage, education and national security sectors.

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  1. Ausar says:

    Great News, Honourable Premier Fahie, but we also need to see annual listings of government employee salaries, contractual costs, and other expenditures commensurate with the continuity of Governmental operations.

    If we are about the business of TRUE transparency, let our words and actions, be yea and Amen!

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    • Candy says:

      I agree with everything except persons salaries, that should not be public knowledge. Certain things still deserve some level of discretion and that is one and I am not a public servant but I do feel some level of privacy is needed there. They can publish the ranges for the different categories which I think is already done.

      • Country above Politics says:

        We the people are watching every move this Government make just like how we were watching NDP. We watching. VIP off to a good start but we wouldn’t be fooled. When the monkey tricks start we will call them out. Make no mistake, 4 years will come by quickly..

    • Civil servant says:

      @Ausar: utter nonsense. Talking p**s. Nobody don’t want to know your salary. We don’t want to know your salary. Broke pocket self

  2. Confucius says:

    This is a really good start on transparency. I took a good look around the website and was impressed. I particularly like the monthly updates with facts and figures for the various projects disclosed.

    I just hope the tendering processes are fair and impartial. Politics MUST NO LONGER enter into the tendering process!

  3. CW says:

    And already people crying over salaries that aren’t theirs. STRUPES WORRY ABOUT YOURSELF AND FIX YOUR OWN PROBLEMS SMH

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