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Spalding Market affair report to be tabled in Parliament this afternoon

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2013 | 1:45 PM

The Contractor General’s report on the Spalding Market affair involving state Minister in the work’s ministry, Richard Azan is expected to be tabled when the House of Representatives meets shortly.

Azan, who is the member of parliament for North West Clarendon, has admitted to instructing a private contractor, John Bryant, to construct 10 shops at the market last September without the permission of the Clarendon Parish Council.

A staff member at his constituency office reportedly collected the rent on the contractor’s behalf.

The Office of the Contractor General(OCG), yesterday informed that it has completed its probe which started on March 6.

House Speaker, Michael Peart, told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that the report will be tabled this afternoon after which the public will have access to it.

"It will be tabled and uploaded unto the website so that it would be available to everybody," said Peart.

Earlier this month, Azan, told our News Centre that he was not worried about the findings of the report, adding that he knows the truth in relation to the allegations.

The OCG has been criticised by sections of the society for how long it took for the investigation into the matter to be completed.

In an update in June, the OCG the investigation up to that time had raised concerns about issues of governance, accountability and fiduciary matters.

Meanwhile, another OCG report on the right to supply 360 megawatts of power to the national grid is also expected to be tabled in the House this afternoon.


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