Sir, at the outset let me compliment the Finance Minister for a speech that has a clear and precise articulation of the challenges facing our economy and country – including the phenomenon of Corruption.
The solutions for this are obvious – The Finance Minister must usher into the government a value for money culture – a culture that reinforces the truth that Government is only a trustee of public money and assets. The spending of this money and the handling of public assets must always pass the test of national good, and not in the misused public interest argument that’s often used to give scarce national assets to private interests.
Thirdly – and you have already mentioned this – increased use of technology for ensuring better disclosure and expenditure management. Specifically, the TAGUP’s recommendations of an Expenditure Information System should be implemented.
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