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Women's group withdraws from Partnership for Transformation

Published:Wednesday | December 10, 2014 | 2:24 PM

The 51% Coalition has announced its decision to withdraw from the Partnership for Transformation in protest of the Government’s handling of the controversy surrounding the purchase of the Outameni attraction by the National Housing Trust (NHT).

The 51% Coalition, which is an alliance of women, women’s organisations and partners.

It says the trustworthiness of the Government as a main partner is now in question.

According to the women’s groups, it wants to see concrete actions that demonstrate government’s commitment to and belief in good governance, before it can return to the table.

The coalition says it has little confidence that the reconstituted NHT Board will function any differently under the leadership of chairman Easton Douglas.

It wants Douglas to be removed as chairman and says the Governance Committee of the Partnership should investigate all reports of breaches and say what corrective steps should be taken.

The environmental groups in Partnership had signaled their intention to withdraw.


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