The Central Housing and Planning Authority has called in the Police to assist in an alleged case of fraud at the agency that may have involved a former staffer.
While the agency has not named the former staffer, it has indicated that the person is assisting the Police investigators with the probe into the fraud allegations.
In a statement, the agency said it was made aware of some discrepancies which were tied to the former staffer and immediate steps were taken to have the staff relieved of duties with immediate effect, to facilitate the investigation.
The agency said it will not be providing any further information on the matter, but reiterated that it has a zero-tolerance policy on any form of corruption and misuse of public funds.
News Source understands that the former staffer is accused of working with persons outside of the Ministry to forge the signatures of officials of the Central Housing and Planning Authority on documents and cheques.