The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is pleased to announce that we have submitted our completed annual report and unqualified consolidated audited financial statements within the statutory time required for financial year 2018/19. The documents were presented today to the Honourable Desmond McKenzie, Minister of Local Government and Community Development.
This is a significant achievement in the life of the Authority, having been plagued by long outstanding audited financials and annual reports. Just two years ago, there were nine years of audited financial statements outstanding.
Executive Director of the NSWMA, Audley Gordon, in commenting on this progress stated, “I am extremely happy to be at the helm of the NSWMA at this important moment in our history. This was indeed a combined effort by the staff on all levels, especially our Finance Department and most importantly, board leadership that is second to none.”
The NSWMA realizes that there is still much to do in order to deliver the level of service needed to the public. One of our primary objectives is to achieve once weekly collection, on average, throughout the country.
Although we continue to be hampered by inadequate funding and a lack of supportive legislation, these are actively being worked on. There is a move to acquire 100 new trucks under a lease arrangement, transfer stations, and finalization of our Public Cleansing and E-Waste Regulations for implementation by the end of 2019.
For this, we want to express our gratitude to Minister McKenzie who has been a strong supporter of our efforts, and without whom we would not have achieved much of what we have done.
The public bodies management and accountability act
Chairman, Board of Directors
National Solid Waste Management Authority