COA flags down DND for shower heaters, air-conditioned toilets

first_img“If an employee is burdened with arduous tasks, that person could surely relax for a while in his desk, office, or outside of the same, but never in a comfort room,” the state auditors added. The COA has ordered the office of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to explain the P553,807.62 of around P6.4 million allotted for the renovation and repair of comfort rooms that was used for the installation of air-conditioning units and shower heaters. “We recommend that management provide justification why the installation of shower and air-conditioning units is necessary in the common comfort rooms and be allowed in audit,” the report said. MANILA – The Department of National Defense (DND) was flagged down by the Commission on Audit (COA) for spending over half a million pesos to install air-conditioning units and shower heaters in comfort rooms at its office. The COA also rejected the DND management’s response that the air-condition units and shower heaters in their toilets were to “encourage productivity and inspire creativity among employees.” “Public servants should not be spending on things which may be considered as luxuries,” the COA said. “The DND should use its resources for more valuable projects related to its mandate.” The COA also said that they expect the DND to submit a justification with legal basis for the facilities in question./PNlast_img

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