Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn says her office is not averse to offering the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) a fiat to prosecute matters in appropriate circumstances.
In a Gleaner interview yesterday, Llewellyn said if the OCG refers a matter to the police and law enforcement deemed it an offence, the OCG could apply to her office for a fiat to prosecute the crime.
She emphasised, however, that the OCG's findings would first have to meet the appropriate threshold for prosecution.
According to the DPP, her office has in the past offered a fiat to prosecute breaches, under appropriate circumstances, to agencies such as the Consumer Affairs Commission and the National Environment and Planning Agency.
Commenting on her former deputy's rise to the post of contractor general, Llewellyn said as a seasoned prosecutor and an accomplished professional, Harrison would "bring to bear skill sets peculiar to understanding how the mind of a prosecutor works".
"That does not mean that in the future we may not agree to disagree," she added.