Under this system, government will monitor the use of government vehicles.
Speaking during the Budget Address, the prime minister said: “During the financial year, government will develop and implement an electronic system based on prioritisation of vehicles to be monitored across all ministries. This system will allow us to know the location of public service vehicles at any point in time and therefore deal, decisively, with the abuse of government vehicles. This is also expected to improve service delivery, particularly with respect to law enforcement and emergency response operations.”
The fleet monitoring system was among four projects under the public sector modernisation programme announced in Parliament by the prime minister.
“During this financial year, government through the Public Sector Modernisation Unit will be implementing a number of innovative initiatives namely, the development of a government web portal, the development of an Integrated Citizen Contact Centre, an electronic document and management system and a fleet monitoring and tracking system of government vehicles,” the prime minister said.
Prime Minister Anthony noted that no amount of modernisation can be effective unless Saint Lucia’s laws, social rules and conventions are re-examined to support the proposed measures.
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