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Outsourcing work responsibly: The AGO report and issues faced

The annual report of government accounts by the Auditor-General's Office often finds lapses in areas such as procurement and contract variations. How can civil servants be better equipped to handle contracts involving complex development projects?

ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO

In Parliament on Aug 5, Culture, Community and Youth Minister Grace Fu said that no fraud was involved in the National Gallery's waiver of contractual provisions totalling $13 million, flagged in the Auditor-General's report last month on the accounts of public sector entities.

The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) had appointed National Gallery Singapore, a company limited by guarantee, to manage the $532 million museum development project.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 29, 2019, with the headline 'Outsourcing work responsibly: The AGO report and issues faced'. Subscribe