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Chang: JLP was approached to purchase Outameni Experience while in power

Published:Saturday | November 8, 2014 | 9:22 AM
Horace Chang - File

Opposition spokesman on housing, Horace Chang, says the former Jamaica Labour Party Administration had been approached to purchase the Outameni Experience in Trelawny but refused.



The National Housing Trust (NHT) has purchased the attraction for $180 million and is to spend another $100 million to refurbish the property.



However, the NHT has been criticised for the acquisition by individuals and groups which have accused it of breaching its statutory obligations.



There have been accusations that the acquisition is tantamount to a bailout by the government.



Yesterday Chang disclosed that a request had also been made to the JLP towards the end of its term for it to take over the property.



There have been calls for the auditor general and the contractor general to probe the matter.



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