PM Holness Vows “No Cover Up” In Dunns River Falls Audit Matter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness met today with and received a full briefing from the Boards of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and the St. Ann Development Company (SADCO) on the audit report into the operations of the Dunns River Falls attraction in St. Ann.


Prime Minister Holness said the boards should move with speed and alacrity to ensure meaningful action is taken into the matter.


“There will be no cover-up on this matter. We will lay the whole matter bare to the public. It reveals another dimension to the corruption that corruption is not always at the governance level, sometimes it’s corruption at the management level and the line staff, but nevertheless whatever it is, it is the Government that is responsible,” declared Prime Minister Holness.


The independent audit into the operations of Dunn’s River has identified significant and long-term fraud control failures, financial misstatements, insufficient processes, and gaps in information technology controls.


The Urban Development Corporation (UDC), in a statement last week, said Auditor General, Pamela Monroe Ellis, the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (CTOC) Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have been provided with copies of the audit report.


The commission also said steps are being taken to bring into order organizational matters including the systematic financial improprieties.

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