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OCG needs to be careful in its reporting - UDC

Published:Monday | June 29, 2015 | 9:47 AM

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) needs to be more careful in reporting on investigations to avoid damaging people’s reputation.

The comment follows the release of the OCG’s 2013 annual report this month in which the UDC was cited for improperly awarding contracts in 2010 worth millions of dollars. 

The report did not make it clear that the current general manager, Desmond Malcolm and the board were not in place at the time.

Malcolm and the current board were appointed in 2012 following the 2011 general elections and he says the OCG should have made it clear. 

 

UDC general manager, Desmond Malcolm

He also noted that the OCG did not seek any clarification from the UDC in its probe. 

Meanw hile, Malcolm says the UDC is working to ensure that the corporation does not breach government procurement guidelines

In one of the probes, the OCG found that the UDC improperly awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to a firm headed by former government minister, Easton Douglas.