‘Legislature Must Be Audited’

first_imgDr. Bhofal Chambers of CDC is poised to become Speaker of the 54th Legislature. Maryland County Representative, Bhofal Chambers, wants the General Auditing Commission (GAC) to audit the National Legislature in order to account for resources allotted to that august body over the years.The intent, Dr. Chambers said, is to provide a high degree of transparency and accountability in the operations of the first branch of the Liberian government.According to him, since the inception of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf-led government, no agencies have been able to conduct audits on money and goods used by the Legislature. As such, “it is pivotal that a holistic audit is carried out in order to change public perception about lawmakers [and the Capitol Building].”He maintained that auditing the Legislature would encourage other spending agencies of government to conform to the tendency of being accountable to the state.The Maryland County lawmaker furthered that in an effort to achieve this goal, “both chambers of the Legislature must provide budget performance reports detailing spending over the years.”He noted that a robust Legislature should present a ‘legislative performance report’ like other ministries and agencies do before discussing the 2014/2015 National Budget.“We need to have an inventory of all the things that come to the Legislature to give us an understanding of where we are and what to do next,” Dr. Chambers indicated.He made the assertions recently when a media organization bestowed an honour on him for his outstanding advocacy in the Legislature.Receiving the honour, Dr. Chambers indicated that Liberians’ situation remains deplorable; with government providing no living quarters for low income earners.Chambers: “Liberia has many resources but our citizens are lacking in many things.It’s not God’s will for these things to happen but the poor management of the vast resources here remains our challenge.We have problems with leadership, and until we can change that; our advocacy will continue until the right thing is done for the good of our people.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PRAMERICA TAKES ON ITS 1,000TH EMPLOYEE – IN LETTERKENNY!

first_imgPramerica Systems Ireland has celebrated a historic milestone when it hired its 1,000th employee – in its Letterkenny outlet.The Pramerica team nail their Donegal colours to the mast!Heather Smith joined the well-known local employer as a systems tester.Heather is from England, studied Japanese at Oxford University and spent a couple of years working in Japan. “The company is extremely proud to reach this historic milestone,” said Caroline Faulkner, senior managing director and chief information officer.“We’re very proud of the organization we have built for Prudential and the positive financial impact we have on the local community and our strong ties with local educational institutions,” adds Faulkner.Pramerica is a software and contact centre subsidiary of U.S.-based Prudential Financial, Inc that provides technology and operations services for PFI businesses in the United States.Pramerica Roundabout. Photo:- Clive WassonIt was established in 2000 as a software development operation with 88 employees. Since then, the company has evolved into a multifunctional global business solutions centre with 1,000 employees, Faulkner noted. Most recently, Pramerica has expanded its services to PFI’s offices in Poland and Japan, offering new opportunities for Japanese-speaking systems testers – including its 1,000th employee, Heather.Heather moved to Ireland in 2010 from the Netherlands. She recently moved to County Donegal from Drumfries to accept her position at Pramerica.She and her partner have two daughters ages 12 and 14. She spends her free time travelling and enjoying hiking and other outdoor activities. In fact, Heather is a member of rowing clubs in the United Kingdom, Japan and the Netherlands. She is also a swim coach for 8- through 15-year old children.“Pramerica is one of the most recognizable brands in Ireland,” said Heather.“I’m excited about being a member of such a respected company and I look forward to providing relevant contributions with my new colleagues.” Pramerica staff members are also actively involved in their local communities.Last year employees volunteered close to 7,000 hours of time in a number of company-sponsored projects. In doing so, they awarded top youth volunteers across Ireland through the Pramerica Spirit of the Community programme; raised awareness for disability, cancer, depression, homelessness, vulnerable youth and distressed animals, and shared their knowledge with young people in the community through initiatives such as Coder Dojo.Pramerica also partners with a number of educational institutions locally and nationally and has a unique link with Mulroy College in Milford through the Schools’ Business Partnership.PRAMERICA TAKES ON ITS 1,000TH EMPLOYEE – IN LETTERKENNY! was last modified: March 4th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalletterkennypramericalast_img read more