Eliminating corruption at the Immigration Department is a “primary focus” for the government, a Cabinet minister said yesterday, adding that he “cannot stress how vital” this objective is.
Elsworth Johnson, pictured, minister of financial services, trade and industry and immigration, told an internet-based conference that the government is hoping to significantly reduce graft by eliminating cash payments for work, residency and other permit types.
Addressing more than 350 Bahamian financial services industry executives, Mr Johnson said efforts to digitise the Immigration Department through implementation of an information technology (IT) management system were not only aimed at making the permit application process more efficient.
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020
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