Management System for the Maintenance of Parochial Roads (Kingston & St. Andrew Municipal Corporation)
The Threshold 21 Jamaica Model featured in Jamaica’s Vision 2030 National Development Plan (NDP) highlighted that improvements in physical economic infrastructure such as roads, will have higher payoffs in the form of higher rates of economic growth than equivalent investment in health and education over the time horizon to 2030. Accordingly, the NDP indicated that “Road maintenance will be prioritized based on economic and social criteria, including consideration of the relative costs and benefits of primary, secondary and tertiary road networks. Of note, it is generally accepted that routine road maintenance is more cost-effective than new road construction.
This audit report of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) represents the final of three reports from our 2018/19 audit plan, which sought to review the management systems of authorities, for the rehabilitation and maintenance of Jamaica’s farm and parochial road network. All three audits were commissioned to determine whether road works were implemented effectively and efficiently to achieve value for money. It is important that works undertaken meet the requisite standards, thereby enhancing road safety and ease of travel.