Duplication and ineffectiveness prevail in government
A report in El Día on Tuesday, 6 December 2016 focuses on dozens of government agencies whose main purpose is to provide “jobs” for people with political influence. The report says there is widespread duplication of roles in government and lack of efficiency in public spending. It mentions organizations like the State Sugar Council (CEA), which should have been closed when the state sugar mills were privatized but still has a budget of RD$126.2 million, the Price Stabilization Institute (Inespre) that has no role in a free market economy but still costs taxpayers RD$1 billion every year.
The report also mentions the Dominican Sugar Institute with RD$39.5 million in budget and practically no role whatsoever and the large Office of Supervisory Engineers of Public Works with its budget of RD$9 trillion a year, and a role that duplicates that of the Ministry of Public Works. The Presidency has around 30 entities that duplicate other roles of the government cabinet. In the transport sector, there are around 15 entities with duplication of roles.
Source: DR1, Eldia
Dec 7, 2016
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