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Most town councils fare well in governance checks

Published on Dec 14, 2012 4:47 PM
 
File photo dated July 17, 2012 of residents of Chua Chu Kang GRC with Chua Chu Kang Town Council chairman Zaqy Mohamad (second from right) and the town council’s service-quality executives, Mr Mohamed Sharil (right) and Mr Chan Chee Yong (left). The majority of town councils scored well in corporate governance, according to the fourth and latest town council management report released today. -- PHOTO: CHUA CHU KANG TOWN COUNCIL

THE majority of town councils scored well in corporate governance, according to the fourth and latest town council management report released today.

Only three out of 15 town councils did not receive the top green score in a new colour-coded scoring system announced by the Ministry of National Development in April. Red represents the lowest grade, while amber is a medium score.

They were Jurong and Tampines, which both received an amber grade, and Workers' Party controlled Aljunied-Hougang, whose score is pending as they have yet to submit a report from their auditors.

The corporate governance indicator is new, intended to ensure that town councils comply with the Town Councils Act and Financial Rules. For instance, that tenders are announced and awarded fairly.

 
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