Government Issued Terms of Reference to Modernize Informal Economy and Rationalize Revenue Collection – Outcome?
In 2017 the government of Barbados issued a Request for Proposal to the market to attract consultancy services. The terms of reference documents were titled :-
Barbadians have become numb to the lack of transparency demonstrated by the government of Barbados. There is a general lack of urgency regarding information sharing. Tenders are issued and contracts discharged with no urgency to update taxpayers to the status and outcomes of the transactions.
This DLP government has promised repeatedly during its tenure to rationalize State Owned Agencies (SOEs), modernize the public sector, improve business facilitation, retool the economy and other approaches to reorient how we must do business to be competitive as a country as a few examples. On the even of a general election are we satisfied this DLP government has made the advances necessary to conclude that there has been significant advancement in the stated objectives mentioned?
Many will not take the time to scan the documents included to inform discussion. The blogmaster hopes there is an exception in the making.