A government client received a complaint about the misuse of funding in a remote community. The government department’s funding agreements were reviewed and the leadership of the community was interviewed. This quickly expanded to become an investigation into irregularities of various programs.
It was clear that previous leadership of the community used the government funds for personal use. Purchasing vehicles, travelling and providing favouritism to family members. The community was impoverished and funds could have been used for the benefit all citizens, rather than a select few.
Our investigation ended and a complaint was made to the police who continued to investigate. The community is now much better managed and people are benefiting from an honest and competent leadership.