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JEEP handled with care - Davies

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2012 | 12:00 AM


DR OMAR Davies, the minister with responsibility for the Government's flagship emergency employment vehicle, JEEP, said yesterday that the programme can withstand any probing microscope.

"I do not know of any programme which has been handled as carefully and within the constraints of good parliamentary procedure as JEEP," Davies told journalists at Gordon House yesterday.

A team from the Office of the Contractor General yesterday turned up, without notice, at the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing which houses the secretariat of the Government's Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP) to secure documents it requested for its special enquiry into the employment vehicle.

This development comes two days before the JEEP leaves its showroom in an official launch set for tomorrow.

In a release yesterday, Contractor General Greg Christie said his office was "gravely concerned" about the implementation of JEEP. His comments come against the background of what the OCG boss said were certain unfulfilled commitments and undertakings which were given by the permanent secretary in the ministry, Audrey Sewell.