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INCOMPETENCE EXPOSED IN SHEFFIELD COUNCIL DEPARTMENT

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An independent inquiry has found Sheffield City Council's department of employment and economic development (DEED) ...
An independent inquiry has found Sheffield City Council's department of employment and economic development (DEED) to have wasted large sums of public money through incompetence.

The Yorkshire Post (p3) reports that the inquiry set up jointly by the council and Sheffield's Black Community Forum was set up to investigate the collapse of an Affrican-Carribean enterprise centre in 1991. The report recommended that two DEED managers should never again be allowed to work with ethnic minority groups in the city.

Council chief executive Pamela Gorden said the inquiry had made recommendations which pointed the way to the future. She told the Yorkshire Post: 'The most important lesson is that we need to work very closely and to collaborate on projects where we are jointly involved, to make sure we don't get a repetition of this failure.'

But council Lib-Dem group leader Peter Moore said: 'This has been a tale of mismanagement and incompetence and the losers are the people of Sheffield.'
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