Now here’s a quick background of the case in case you missed it:
- AHPETC‘s auditor found a lot of problems with their finances and reported them.
- MND is surprised, and gets the Auditor General and global auditing giant PWC to audit them.
- These two find more problems with AHPETC, including a system that allowed a husband-wife team to pay themselves handsomely while working for AHPETC.
- MND applies to court and requests that independent auditors be housed at AHPETC to make sure that the money goes to residents instead of the wrong hands.
Today the judge ruled that under current laws the court cannot compel AHPETC to accept MND‘s auditors. This unfortunately means that if MND were to give AHPETC any grants, we will not know where the money would end up in.
Yep, the situation in AHPETC is really that bad.
The judge described AHPETC‘s behaviour as a ‘travesty’ and acknowledged that there were ‘grave and serious’ questions about AHPETC‘s state of accounts. The judge went further to say that if AHPETC was a private management company they would have been sued in a civil or criminal court.
Even the judge agreed that AHPETC‘s financials are in a mess.
Keep quiet. This is the WeePies SOP anyway.
Celebrate the victory! Democracy has triumphed! Ignore what the judge said and how he described AHPETC‘s financials – alternative voices in parliament comes at a cost, even if the price tag states ‘One Bankrupt Town Council’. Hurray for WeePies!
Do the right thing – get rid of the couple who paid themselves handsomely with taxpayers money and appoint a new agent that’s actually capable. Work with MND to make sure that the money goes to residents who need it. The residents will thank you for doing this.
For the sake of their residents and WeePies‘ own credibility, we hope they would go for Option 3!