NSWMA Chairman Dennis Chung
The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) is to carry out an investigation at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) following the discovery of irregular payments.
NSWMA Chairman Dennis Chung said the breach was uncovered during a routine audit. He is not yet clear how much it may have cost the state-run entity but he insisted the breach was caught early.
"We do uncover things from time to time and they are mostly administrative breaches. In this case, we uncovered something that we thought was irregular. We don't have any amount of money yet but we thought it would be prudent to send it to the competent authority, which in this case was MOCA, for them to look at it, and they've started an investigation into it," he revealed.
Mr. Chung told Radio Jamaica News that Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has been advised about the issue.
The National Solid Waste Management Authority is to provide details about the discovery at a news conference set for late Monday.