01.03.12

Policy on Gifts and Donations Drafted

Policy on Gifts and Donations Drafted

Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the Government has drafted a policy relating to gifts and donations, to enhance the mobilisation of resources for the health sector, particularly from charitable organisations.

We have drafted the policy on gifts and donations to ensure an effective system of accepting, documenting and distributing all resources mobilised for the health sector; and to improve the framework within which donors operate and relate to the Ministry," he explained.

Speaking at a brief ceremony prior to a tour of the Food for the Poor Jamaica facility in Ellerslie Pen, Spanish Town, St. Catherine, on February 24, the Minister said the policy would also seek to enhance accountability and transparency in the resource mobilisation system.

Dr. Ferguson further informed that guidelines have also been developed to govern gifts and donations in an effort to establish the step-by-step approach to processing these gifts and donations, which may include cash or services.

Source: Jamaica Information Service (JIS) http://www.jis.gov.jm/news/byministry