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G2K calls for OCG update on two major infrastructural projects

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2013 | 8:57 AM

Generation 2000 (G2K) is calling for the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) to update the country on whether the Cabinet has complied with its requisition for information with respect to at least two major infrastructural projects.



The young professional arm of the Jamaica Labour Party made the call at a press conference yesterday.



The group says it notes that it has been more than two months since the court dismissed the application of the Minister of Transport and Works to review the powers of the Contractor General.



It says to date there has been no indication from the OCG as to whether the Cabinet has since complied and provided the requisite information.



The group says the OCG has also not stated the steps it plans to take to ensure the interest of the public is protected in the matter.



G2K is also calling for the OCG to provide a time frame within which the report regarding the Investigation of Minister of State in the Transport Ministry, Richard Azan, will be completed.



The Contractor General began its probe on March 6 2013, and G2K is urging the OCG to provide an update given that the matter is of national importance and public interest.



Azan, who is North West Clarendon Member of Parliament has admitted to instructing a private contractor to construct 10 shops at the Spaldings Market without the permission of the Clarendon Parish Council.



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