“Disappearance” of payment contracts, untimely payments worry Region 10 Chairman

first_imgRegion 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Chairman Renis Morian on Thursday noted that he was concerned about the disappearance of payment contracts, as well as the untimely payments made by the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) to persons for services.A section of the those at the statutory meetingHe shed light on the issues as the Council hosted its first statutory meeting of 2019 at its office in Linden. According to the Regional Chairman, payment contracts are being misplaced at the office which has led to the duplication of the contracts and payments.Addressing Councillors on numerous challenges faced by the Council, Morian pointed to the issues, noting that these should be corrected in 2019.“Another area that is troubling us in the Council is the area of contracts… contracts keep disappearing,” the Regional Chairman noted.He also pointed to instances where he would have to redo contracts for payments at least twice, only for it to be misplaced again. More specifically, Morian highlighted one instance where one contract was prepared three times and two separate payments for the amount was issued.“I discovered, two payments come… Two payments come to the person… Somehow, we ain’t getting it right… Something ain’t right in the contracts area… we’re missing too many contracts…” he stressed. As such, Morian asked that the Regional Executive Officer (REO) and Deputy REO look into the area of contracts.“Payments got another issue… We got problems with payments… When you equate us with other regions, this region lagging behind in terms of the time we take to pay people… people, they ain’t conscious that these people work for this money and they want their payment,” Morian continued.In this regard, he said he spoke with Finance Minister Winston Jordan and requested training for staff and for diagnostics to be carried out to see where strengthening is needed.“I had a talk with the Minister of Finance and he asked me to put it in writing and I did put it in writing that I’m very dissatisfied that we ain’t getting it right where payments are concerned. People coming and row… and they got some people ain’t want supply things to us anymore because of the whole issue of payments taking too long. Now we got to correct that in 2019,” he stated.The REO Orrin Gordon said another contributing factor is the timely release of funds from the Central Ministry but noted that regardless, the system has to come up to scratch.“So while sometimes the document is downstairs (at the office) we are waiting on the releases to come… but that does not negate the fact… we need to ensure the payments are made faster,” he said.last_img read more


first_imgWE don’t know what they’re feeding the children in Kilmacrennan these days, but it must be lots of fruit and vegatables…because these children have BIG BRAINS!For the pupils at Kilmacrennan National School are the North West Garda Quiz champions.The competition for primary school children took place in the Craobhin in Termon at the weekend. Fifteen teams in all took part in the competition stretching from Illistrin NS in the east to Magheraroarty NS in the west of the county.The questions proved very tough with 6 rounds of 11 questions being asked.In the end it was the quiz team from Kilmacrennan NS who won out on the night.Said proud teacher Mel O’Donnell: “The children worked extremely hard and we are so delighted that they are through to the finals.” They now go forward to the county finals along with Magheraraorty NS and St Josephs NS, Rathmullan that will take place on Fri. 23rd March.Results: 1st Kilmacrennan NS 50pts2nd Magheraroarty NS 44pts3rd Rathmullan NS   42 pts KILMACRENNAN NATIONAL SCHOOL ARE QUIZ MASTERMINDS! was last modified: February 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:KILMACRENNAN NATIONAL SCHOOL ARE QUIZ MASTERMINDS!last_img read more