Speaking at Tuesday’s sitting of the House of Assembly, Fahie said the unpaid debt was discovered because of persons who had been appealing for his administration to honour the previous government’s debt obligations.
“We did a full investigation and, thus far, we have found over $1.5 million of outstanding bills before we took office. So we are going to do this and hope that there is nothing else there that was missed out,” Fahie stated.
“We put a special team, we already had some persons on it but we put some more to get these done and to get them done now so that we can pay those we owe and make sure we regulate those areas that were already spent and re-allocate it,” he added.
The Premier said the Ministry of Finance will provide a ‘full report’ following the probe. He said this report will be tabled in the House of Assembly.
“If no one had an army, armies would not be needed. But the same can be said of most lobbyists, PR specialists, telemarketers, and corporate lawyers. Also, like literal goons, they have a largely negative impact on society. I think almost anyone would concur that, were all telemarketers to disappear, the world would be a better place.”
― David Graeber, Bullshit Jobs: A Theory