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JAMAICA | PNP wants Probe into allegations of Misuse of Public Funds by the Min of Ed and CMU

Featured JAMAICA | PNP wants Probe into allegations of Misuse of Public Funds by the Min of Ed and CMU
KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 18, 2019: The Leader of the Opposition and President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, is calling on the Auditor General, Mrs Pamela Monroe-Ellis, to immediately investigate allegations of breaches and misuse of public funds, involving the Ministry of Education and the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU).

Dr Phillips said the Opposition was aware of the issues of cronyism, nepotism and corruption at the CMU and how funds allocated from HEART NTA to the Ministry for the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) and the TVET Rationalization Programme are being utilized.

The Opposition is aware and had been receiving information that politically connected persons have been employed as advisors, but who have not been operational or doing any work and collecting hefty salaries, which is a clear case of misuse of public funds.

He said these allegations on the surface require further investigation by the appropriate authorities and as such the opposition is calling on the Auditor General’s office to conduct such an investigation and report to the parliament and the people of Jamaica.

He said, “Enough is enough; the issue of corruption, nepotism and cronyism in the government and its agencies must stop, and the Jamaican people need to know what is happening to their money.” Dr Phillips further stated that it is time to “expose those who are taking advantage of the atmosphere of maladministration and are lining their pockets out of the public purse.”

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