All Govt projects must be monitored – PM

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM May 5 2021

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has advised that all Government development projects should be monitored before and after, to ensure cost control, maximising profits, timely completion of the project and safe guarding high quality.

On the advice of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, a special discussion was held at the Suhurupaya Urban Development and Housing Auditorium in Battaramulla recently to review the progress, future development plans, and new strategies for future development of all State institutions under the Ministry of Urban Development. The meeting was organised in accordance with health guidelines.

 The discussion focused on the principles, the discovery of new avenues of management, and the main focus on maintaining public institutions to be more peoplefriendly and effective. During this discussion, State Minister of Urban Development, Dr. Nalaka Godahewa stated that he is also an accountant and they want to maintain the highest level of financial management in this Ministry. “What is needed is to maintain the financial management of this Ministry at a very high level. 

The people of the country look at many State institutions and say that the country’s money is being wasted. At the same time, people are talking about a number of State institutions that are doing good financial control. We need to know that there are two ways to benefit the country and the people. The first is implementing relevant projects. 

These projects will be completed with high quality. We also must be proactive. This is for maximising the benefits for the people without wasting money spent by the Ministry. Secondly, we need to find best possible ways to achieve the first way. We have to start looking for the ways now,” Godahewa said. “The third point is that everyone should examine everything. 

Observation and testing are important here. This can be called pre-query and post-query. Always be proactive about the work to be done and the duties to be performed on the working day,” he said. He further said, “Another thing that was done in the meantime was to revise and rectify the shortcomings and erroneous accounts of several institutions. So far, we have been able to bring 11 institutions to a very high standard.”

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM May 5 2021

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