This was revealed at the Public Service Transformation Programme Press conference at BVI Finance Conference Room in Cutlass Tower on May 28, 2023.
According to Accountant General Arnold J. Ainsley, the Treasury Department is aiming to end the system of cheque payments to vendors by the end of this year, as it has already commenced online payments.
Mr Ainsley said the department is currently working with the banks. “From the treasury standpoint we are working with the bank to have that side ready, we are almost at that point…On the technical side on having everything ready to go, we are actually right there.”
The Accountant General added if will actually take about five years to have all of the government’s systems on board. “The plan is to start rolling out later this year.”