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  • Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, has ordered a management audit of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC).
  • Among the matters to be looked at is the number of buses that are needed daily to serve the commuting public.
  • He said he is in discussion with the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service in order to fill any gaps in operation.

Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, has ordered a management audit of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC).

He made the disclosure during Wednesday’s (May 4) sitting of the Standing Finance Committee of Parliament at Gordon House, which is reviewing the 2016/17 Estimates of Expenditure.

He said the audit is to analyse the actual cost of the State entity’s operations and determine the extent of input required from the Government.

Among the matters to be looked at is the number of buses that are needed daily to serve the commuting public.

“I am trying to ensure that we get the true cost and focus on the areas that need to be addressed,” Mr. Henry stated.

Minister Henry told the Committee that there is a shortfall of more than $1.4 billion in the JUTC’s budget for the current fiscal year.

He said he is in discussion with the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service in order to fill any gaps in operation.