Hon Fahie welcomes VIP Audited years 2010/2011
They will lay these reports in the House of Assembly (HoA) at its Sitting on Tuesday April 18, 2017. Many residents have suggested that the Government is playing politics by only coming forward with the two years under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), those of 2010 and 2011.
However, it’s important to note that the NDP came to power in November 7, 2011.
Fahie: Hope they are what Auditor General gave them
Opposition Leader and Virgin Islands Party Chairman Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), speaking exclusively to our newsroom, stated “I always said the audits of 2007 to 2011 were completed by the Office of the Auditor General more than five years ago, but have conveniently been withheld for years from being laid on the table of the House of Assembly.”
When asked why he thinks the Government was only bringing forward those reports of 2010 and 2011, Hon Fahie said, “I welcome the reports as the people have a right to know how their monies are spent.” He further stated that “providing that the mentioned audited reports [2010-2011] that are now being made public are exactly as was received from the Auditor General’s Office then that’s in the best interest of the public.”
Fahie & Governor: Bring the reports
The Opposition Leader called on the Smith Administration to bring forward the “credible audits for the immediate past six years of unaudited expenditure of over $1.8 Billion during the present NDP Administration.”
The Opposition Leader told our news room that “we must work hand in glove to restore accountability, transparency and due process in the Government of the Virgin Islands overall.”
Governor John S. Duncan OBE has chastised the NDP Government publicly for not bringing the Audited Financial Reports to the HoA and has publicly said the Government has engaged in reckless spending of public funds and lack priority in spending.