USF Chairman Insists Annual Financial Reports Up-to-Date

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Chairman of the Board of the Universal Service Fund (USF) Robert Lawrence, is rejecting as false a claim by President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, PSOJ, Howard Mitchell, that the fund hasn’t submitted to parliament an annual financial report in four years.

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Mr. Lawrence is scoffing at the argument that an annual report has not been submitted in 4 years.

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Last evening – the PSOJ along with the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, JCC and the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association called for a forensic audit of the universal fund.

The PSOJ President had argued that the USF has been singled out for attention because it hasn’t submitted an annual report in four years.

Mr. Lawrence says he’s surprised at the call from the private sector groups for a forensic audit.

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The USF is an Agency under the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology mandated to ensure access to information and communication tools to facilitate development.

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