The Director of Audit critical, year after year, the waste of public funds as part of any project to the sewer. Among these criticisms, additional amounts claimed astronomical at the end of each contract for additional work. The Minister of Energy and Utilities, Rashid Beebeejaun had finally set up a Fact Finding Committee (FFC) in 2010 to shed light on the additional costs of the proposed Baie du Tombeau.
Approximately Rs 166 million more than the amount of the initial contract had been claimed and the department wanted to determine responsibility. The FCC's report was submitted confidentially last year. If those responsible were identified, none of them were concerned, apart from the two officers who have just received stern warnings from their hierarchy. This is the conclusion of the parliamentary question from Joe Lesjongard addressed to the Deputy Prime Minister, Rashid Beebeejaun, this Tuesday, May 15
According to Minister Rashid Beebeejaun, other officers identified in the report had already distanced themselves from WWMA and could not be punished. He also indicated that steps have been taken to ensure that these additional funds are sunk without control in all projects to the sewer.
It is clear from the response of the Deputy Prime Minister Moussa Elias Allybocus who chaired the Fact Finding Committee has since been appointed head of the WWMA. He also chairs the Monitoring Committee that he had recommended in its report to track all projects to the sewer.