Good Governance Award. One of my correspondents has sent me the following note which I publish as a guest editorial.
This week's coveted Good Governance Award goes to Timothy Hodge.
You will be pleased to know that the all-new Social Security website is up and running, and the first of the core values is Accountability. You can read about it here. No, I'm not making this stuff up!
They have solved the problem with the annual report that had the numbers removed. The entire annual report section of the website has been removed. Problem solved. Try it here.
Let me say that I am happy to see that some work, no matter how inadequate, is being done on the Social Security website. A lot of vital information is missing. We still want to know who are the various Board members. What are their salaries? How much money has Social Security been receiving year by year in contributions? How much comes from investments? How much is being spent on benefits? How much on administration? How much on “social investments”. We are particularly worried about how much, if any, might be “lent” to well-meaning and high-sounding government projects. Governments of our region love to raid social security funds. The Boards of Directors in some islands, being political appointees, are complicit in this misuse of our funds. Is this happening to us?
It is most unsatisfactory to be invited to search for the annual reports and to find only " The requested URL /annualreports.htm was not found on this server."
Come on, Tim, where is the meat?