Opposition Spokesperson for Tourism and Travel Service Development, Mr. Ed Bartlett today called on the government to once and for all clear the air on the money spent on Olympics London 2012 promotional activities. This follows recent media reported comments by the Minister of Information, Sandrea Falconer stating that airfare and accommodations for Ministers and their delegations were not included in the £1 million.
Mr. Bartlett says that the public has a right to know how their tax dollar was expended, even more so with the public now in the dark on the true amount spent. As such Mr. Bartlett recommended that a detailed breakdown of expenditure in addition to marketing strategies and planned outcomes, if any, be presented to Cabinet and by extension the public forthwith.
Mr. Bartlett, who is also Chairman of Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC), said that as we move forward greater effort must be made to raise levels of accountability and transparency in the utilisation of hard earned tax dollars.
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