CEO of Agency for Social Protection suspended | 16 September 2020
The chief executive of the Agency for Social Protection (ASP) has been suspended from duty with immediate effect, the Ministry of Finance, Trade, Investment and Economic Planning and the Ministry of Family Affairs announced in a communiqué yesterday.
“An investigation into the affairs of the agency is ongoing by the relevant law enforcement agencies, the Internal Audit Division of the Ministry of Finance and the office of the Auditor General. No further information can be disclosed at this time so as not to compromise the outcome of the investigation,” states the communiqué.
As per provision 12 (2) of the Agency for Social Protection Act 2011, the deputy chief executive will act in the office of the chief executive.
Members of the public are reassured that there will be no disruption in the payments of approved programmes and benefits paid by the agency.
Communique from the Ministry of Finance, Trade, Investment & Economic Planning