Statement by the Ministry of Social Transformation

Social Transformation

Statement by the Ministry of Social Transformation and Human Resource Development.

The Ministry of Social Transformation and Human Resource Development on Saturday announced that following a routine inspection of the hurricane relief items donated to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, a number of items were discovered missing from the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) storage facility on American Road.

Subsequently, the Ministry conducted an investigation which resulted in two individuals being arrested by the police.

The Ministry of Social Transformation and Human Resource Development takes note of this development and advises that it will be re-evaluating its procedures and monitoring mechanisms at the National Office of Disaster Services NODS storage facility and will make the necessary adjustments to ensure accountability and the security of hurricane relief supplies and other items in the department’s possession.