Gov’t tackles abuse of government vehicles

Gov’t tackles abuse of government vehicles

To avoid wastage, government has decided to implement a fleet monitoring system as part of its public sector modernisation programme.

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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  1. I hope they start by tracking the GOSL vehicles they have parked in Laborie/Augier waiting to transport senior personnel to the city of Castries or the nations airports on a daily basis. Don't just go after the small govt. workers with this new tracking system.

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  2. I am really sick and tired of people! We wanted control and when control is mentioned, people wonder about cost, who will have keys, whose friends will be allowed access to vehicles, etc. What do we want?

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  3. Just talk. Who is going to pay attention to this. Some people just get satisfaction from taking, taking and owning and not paying a cent for things they want. It is just human nature to abuse what's not theirs. The keys should be turned in at the end of each work day as well. No one should be allowed to go home with the Gov't vehicle. Ministers are the only ones who should have the priviledge of a vehicle as part of their perks.

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  4. i am just worried about the amount it would cost to implement and maintain such a system, whether they are tamper proof and how efficient can it really be given our terrain. cause if this is motivated by the high cost of vehicle maintenance this only adds to it.

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  5. zandolee u politicizing such an activity. Ppl note not all vehicles will hv the GPS tracking but only a selected few. Therefore watz the pt.? Those who are frenz to ministers n hv access to the vehicles n abuse dem obviously won't hv the GPS trackers.

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  6. Very good move. Should have been done a very long time. Hope this will be a "no exception to the rule"

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  7. this should hav been implemented many administrations ago. you seeing gov vehicles all hours of the night, all lil holes where no gov business going on.

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  8. This is the only thing in the budget I applaud the government for. I think it was high time we had something of that nature, however I hope he starts with his ministers who have drivers picking them up on a morning and dropping the in the evening all the way in the southern quadrant of the island. The rest of the budget? Is That The Better daze!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. I have always said so. I'm tired of seeing Gov't vehicles being driven at night at the tax payers expense, tax payers who have to pay for the gas and repairs when it's broken. It's not a private vehicle.

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  10. The government should avoid buying new vehicles every year. is like they have to have the latest model of everything and endless vehicles just parked outside waterfront taking dust.

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    • When the previous government was there the same was happenning so talk all your crap aye aye and the rest of you all losers.

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