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Call for Submissions - PAEC - Palo Seco Agricultural Enterprises Limited

5 Feb 2019

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The Public Accounts (Enterprises) Committee will be examining the Audited Accounts, Balance Sheets and other Financial Statements of the Palo Seco Agricultural Enterprises Limited (PSAEL) for the financial years 2012 to 2017.

This examination will take place at a public hearing on Wednesday 20 February, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

The Committee is inviting all stakeholders and interested persons to submit written comments/suggestions/recommendations related to the subject of the inquiry.

The objectives of this inquiry are:

  • To ensure that the policy of PSAEL is carried out efficiently, effectively and economically;
  • To ascertain whether expenditure conforms to the authority which governs it; and
  • To ensure that the audited accounts, balance sheets and other financial statements of PSAEL conforms to the authority which governs it.

The audited financial statements for the period in reference of PSAEL can be located at the following link: https://goo.gl/2GTB9X 

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MONDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2019.

Written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary to the Committee as stated below or can be forwarded via e-mail to paec@ttparliament.org.

The Secretary
The Public Accounts (Enterprises) Committee
Office of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago
Levels G-7, Tower D
International Waterfront Centre
1A Wrightson Road
Port of Spain

Contents of your submission

There are four (4) basic principles that should be observed when making submissions in relation to an inquiry. These are:
  • Relevance - Your submission must be relevant to the matter before the Committee. A Committee cannot give consideration to a submission which is not relevant to its objectives.
  • Clarity - A clear and logically developed argument should be presented. A submission that jumps from one issue to another or that contains convoluted information may confuse others and will have less impact on readers. 
  • Conciseness – Be simple and direct. Do not write more than is necessary. Committees cannot fully consider overly long submissions. Be crisp in the presentation of your views and the reasoning that supports your view.
  • Accuracy - Be accurate and complete. Include supporting material for all references made in your submission.  Ensure that your content is factual.

Formatting your submission

Your submission should contain your name and address or the name and address of the association or organization making the submission. If you should so choose, your submission may be anonymous as well.

A written submission should:

  • contain an Executive Summary to facilitate ease of reading;
  • include any recommendations for action by the government or other entities, which the stakeholder/witness would like the Committee to consider; and
  • be submitted in both print and electronic form

However, submissions should not:

  • consist mainly of material already published elsewhere, although such material can be properly referenced or attached to the submission;
  • include comments on matters currently before a court of law or matters in respect of which court proceedings are imminent; or
  • contain irrelevant and unjustified allegations.
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