PM will not tolerate partisan distribution of public funds
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says a joint parliamentary committee is to be set up to develop protocols on how funds are spent on Labour Day projects.
In making the announcement in his contribution to the Budget Debate this afternoon, Holness decried any discrimination in the allocations of funds.
The Opposition has expressed disappointment that the more than $30 million of the approximately $50 million was disbursed to constituencies represented by Members of Parliament from the ruling Jamaica Labour Party.
And, the prime minister said he and his government will not tolerate partisan distribution of public funds.
Holness said he has asked for a detailed study on how funds were allocated for the past year.
The prime minister said there have been established protocols on how funds for Labour Day are allocated and emphasised that the guidelines should be followed.