June 24, 2016
ERRONEOUS AND MISLEADING
SDC IS COMPLIANT
The Social Development Commission’s (SDC) Annual Reports and Audited Statements are current as at 2014-2015, contrary to a news item broadcasted on RJR News at 5 on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. It was communicated in recent media publications that the Social Development Commission is listed as one of the agencies that has no record of submission of annual reports and audited financial statements.
The SDC has been compliant with the submission of its annual reports and audited financial statements, last of which were submitted for the 2014-2015 financial year. The SDC is currently waiting the Auditor General’s office to audit financial statements for the operational year 2015 -2016 after which the annual report for 2015-2016 will be submitted to our parent ministry.
Furthermore, information retrieved from the Cabinet Office website (Status of Submission Annual Reports for FY 2014 to 2015 as at March 2016 page 13), Annual Reports for SDC were last tabled in Parliament on January 13, 2015 for the period 2001/2002 to 2010/2011. Additionally, the document further shows the Date of Consideration by Cabinet for the 2011/2012 to 2013/2014 Annual Reports submitted by the SDC at January 4, 2016.