Cabinet on Monday, April 15, welcomed the announcement by the Office of the Contractor General that it is investigating the issue surrounding the construction and rental of shops at the Spaldings Market in Clarendon.
It appears that standard administrative procedures may have been overlooked in attempting to address a clearly established need for vending space. Cabinet also notes that the Clarendon Parish Council has advised that all monies collected by the Contractor for the rental of the shops as well as receipt books were handed over on Friday last. The Council further advised that the ownership of the shops has been transferred to the Parish Council.
Cabinet notes that the issues are not directly related to the duties of Mr. Richard Azan, in his capacity as Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing. Pending receipt of the report from the OCG, he will continue in the position.
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