The board of the National Solid Waste Management Authority, NSWMA, has called in the Major Organised Crime and Anti Corruption Agency, MOCA, to probe what’s being described as issues of significant concern.
The matter is said to involve millions of dollars.
The matter was the subject of discussion at a board retreat now underway at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.
It’s understood the anti-corruption agency was called in prior to Monday’s retreat.
The irregularity was reportedly flagged for attention by a new accounting software installed at the authority.
At least two employees have so far been the subject of investigations arising from the development.
And at least one senior employee has so far been separated from the NSWMA.
Our sources say the Dennis Chung-chaired board is scheduled to host a media briefing on Monday afternoon at which time details will be provided on the matter.
Executive Director, Audley Gordon, has confirmed that they did an audit around September last year. According to Gordon, the audit revealed some glaring concerns.
Up to news time, Dennis Chung, was said to still be in the board retreat.
The NSWMA has been the subject of several scandals and controversies over the years.