NSWMA Engages Consultant To Recruit Executive Director

Photo: Donald Delahaye Chairman of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Dennis Chung, addresses a recent press conference at the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development on Hagley Park Road.

Story Highlights

  • We want to ensure that the process to select the Executive Director is transparent and also that we get the best possible candidate for the position because we think the management is going to be critical going forward
  • The NSWMA is now under the direction of interim Executive Director, Colonel Daniel Pryce.
  • I am satisfied that over the past few months, we have managed to put in place much greater controls over the assets, and protecting the flow of cash within the organisation

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is advanced in recruiting a new Executive Director.

NSWMA Chairman, Dennis Chung, said the position was advertised and management consulting firm, Leahcim Semaj and Company, has been engaged in the selection process.

“We want to ensure that the process to select the Executive Director is transparent and also that we get the best possible candidate for the position because we think the management is going to be critical going forward,” he said.

He was speaking at a recent press conference at the Hagley Park Road offices of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development.

The NSWMA is now under the direction of interim Executive Director, Colonel Daniel Pryce.

The agency has a new Finance Director in place, and Mr. Chung informed that the focus is on putting in the accounting controls and processes for the protection of assets, as well as the accurate collection and recording of information.

He said consultants are also working to produce outstanding audited financial statements.

“I am satisfied that over the past few months, we have managed to put in place much greater controls over the assets, and protecting the flow of cash within the organisation,” he said.

Mr. Chung also announced that the NSWMA has completed and uploaded its Corporate Governance Framework to its website.

This is in accordance with the provisions of the Public Sector Corporate Governance Framework, which has been finalised and is being adopted by Cabinet.

“This is for all to see what governs the organisation, what governs the board, which includes the board competency and profile, charter, and the profile of board members,” he said.

He noted that the NSWMA is among the first public sector entities that have made their governance framework available online.

“It is very important that we do this because we think governance is the hallmark of any organisation and governance particularly at the board of directors level,” he said.

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