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JAMAICA | PNP Wants investigation into NESOL

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KINGSTON, Jamaica July 12, 2018 - The Peoples National Party wants an investigation into yet another agency of government that fells under the aegis of Minister Andew Wheatley, National Energy Solutions Limited (NESOL).
On Wednesday, Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC), scrutinised the operations of National Energy Solutions Limited (NESOL) following last week's  interrogation into scandal-ridden Petrojam.
 
The PAAC, chaired by Opposition spokesman on Tourism, Dr. Wykeham McNeil, sought answers about NESOL's, Acting Chief Engineer Lawrence Pommells, who was arrested on money laundering charges last month, and projects he signed off on while in the post.
 
The sitting was told that  Pommells was among the signing officers on NESOL's financial account who continued signing cheques after Chief Engineer Anthony Brown returned to his position.
 
Opposition Spokesman on Energy Phillip Paulwell questioned why Pommells, who had not been removed as a signatory on the account after the return of the Chief Engineer. 
 
Managing Director at NESOL Carolyn Warren in her response, said the the matter was brought to the board, which did not act to remove him. 
 
The PAAC has requested an audit on the projects that  Pomells signed off on up until his arrest. 
 
Lawrence Pommells and his co-accused, Ricardo Harris, are to return to court on October 16 to answer to money laundering charges.
 
Pommells and Harris, who is a sub-contractor at NeSoL, were charged by the Financial Investigation Division following the seizure of $35 million at Pommells' home.
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