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Territorial Provisioning Logistical Plan to be audited- Premier Fahie

- Said Gov’t is committed to transparency & accountability
The Territorial Provisioning Logistical Plan, which was put in place to ensure no one went hungry during the additional week of 24-hour curfew that ended on April 27, 2020, will be audited. Photo: Facebook
Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), right, seen here conversing with Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), said Cabinet Ministers led the discussions to ensure the Territorial Provisioning Logistical Plan is audited, adding that Government is committed to transparency and accountability. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), right, seen here conversing with Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), said Cabinet Ministers led the discussions to ensure the Territorial Provisioning Logistical Plan is audited, adding that Government is committed to transparency and accountability. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Government sponsored food packages were also delivered to the sister islands, including Anegada. Photo: Team of Reporters
Government sponsored food packages were also delivered to the sister islands, including Anegada. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “We believe that we must police ourselves,” Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) stated in announcing that Cabinet Ministers led the discussions to ensure the Territorial Provisioning Logistical Plan, which was put in place to ensure no one went hungry during the additional week of 24-hour curfew that ended on April 27, 2020, is audited.

Government, through Cabinet, had approved the allocation of two million dollars ($2M) to the Health Emergency Operations Centre (HEOC) from the Consolidated Fund to the COVID-19 Fund for the purposes of food provisioning.

“Simply put your Government has decided to ensure that the finances of basic food packages to be delivered to you the people, those in terms of the seniors and those who are really in need will be the targeted group [and] anyone else who have run out, genuinely have run out of food, the Government is paying for those food packages and to have them delivered to you,” Premier Fahie had said on April 19, 2020.

He said Cabinet also approved that Government, from the $2M, would cover the financial cost to suppliers and deliverers of the Government’s provided food packages. “Again that reemphasises that your Government is ensuring that you get the necessary food that you need during the extended 7-day curfew for 24 hours per day.”

Audit will be tabled in HoA

Addressing the Territory on April 24, 2020, Premier Fahie said Cabinet decided that the Minister of Finance instructs the Internal Audit Department to conduct a review of the Territorial Provisioning Logistical Plan.

“The terms of the audit will be set by the Minister of Finance and the Financial Secretary and will be approved by the Cabinet. Once the Audit is completed independent of the Minister of Finance, it will be ratified by the Auditor General and laid in the House and examined by the Public Accounts Committee.”

Cabinet had previously agreed that the Deputy Governor instructs Public Officers as required to support the Territorial Provisioning Logistical Plan including ensuring sufficient capability for the Food Need Hotline (852-7688) and for the Approval Hotline.

"Your Government is committed to transparency and accountability," Premier Fahie said.

11 Responses to “Territorial Provisioning Logistical Plan to be audited- Premier Fahie”

  • Hmmm (28/04/2020, 18:07) Like (4) Dislike (15) Reply
    Only a few businesses making all the money.. I pray and hope that when we open up for restaurants yiu would stop those super markets from selling cook food for a month so the restaurant cant get some business....The super markets make more than their share during all the long down and curfew
  • asking for a freind (28/04/2020, 18:43) Like (1) Dislike (12) Reply
    So they going find out that I got three bags?
    • @ asking for a friend (28/04/2020, 20:04) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      They already have all the names.

      The question is do they have the balls to really do something about the violators.
      • Suggest (28/04/2020, 22:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        List theirr names then require they pay for iitems they should not have received.
        Deport the deplorabe deportables.
        Those who claim inability to pay have them do community service on the beaches and the roads all day one day while under the guardianship of the RVIP.
        • Oh no !! (29/04/2020, 06:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          @ suggest
          the idea sounds reasonable but once some of those folks can vote nothing will happen
        • Miss Nessie (29/04/2020, 08:22) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
          Publish their names. This is thievery of public goods and services.Shame these Christian double dipping unconscionable neighbours. We need to know.
          AN ASIDE: Me and my over a certain age compatriots got no freebies but we did not beg nor were we asked or offered. We make do and gave gratitude to be blessed.
          Out of respect and consideration, my opinion is that senior citizens should have been offered/ given first and foremost. Each District Rep knows or should know who these vulnerable folks are in their respective communities and should have made it their business to give them that respect and consideration. This is how blessings flow but each man for themseves and God for us all. Just dont get vex when I sell my land at premium to outsiders who dont look like we.
  • Really (29/04/2020, 07:50) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Are we really advocating for persons to be punished because they go to much food? My God
    If the proper checks and balances were out in place from the beginning that would but have happened... so, should the prominent lady in VG return her food to?
    • @Really (30/04/2020, 06:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I do not think that anyone is advocating for anyone who go too much food to be punished. I believe people are saying that persons who knowingly and deliberately defrauded the system should be punished.

      The evidence is there to support it. 3 and 4 persons in the same apt/ house applying and receiving in the same name or under different names. And knowing that they got and still taking. Them just wutless.
  • Hmm (29/04/2020, 12:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I truly believe those persons who received a voucher should not be given food two weeks after. This was prevalent in the 2nd District. The same persons got vouchers are the same ones who received goods from FSN, Government and District Rep. The district Reps should take the blame for some of this cause they are the ones that were helping put their friends and families. It would be interesting how this audit is going to be and brought forward.
  • no nonsense (29/04/2020, 19:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    No difference in the missing 7.2million and the 2 million people. We the people of the BVI need the same feedback and the same response for OUR money. NHI needs money, other government bills to pay and increment!
  • God ve my back.. (01/05/2020, 00:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Life is on fair some people's get 3 time's i apply all now i dont get a bag.


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