Edghill writes PPC for probe of Charlestown bond deal

Stabroek News Sunday - - RECENT EVENTS REVIEW SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 TO FRI -

PPP/C MP Juan Edghill yes­ter­day wrote the Chair­man of the Public Pro­cure­ment Com­mis­sion (PPC), Carol Corbin call­ing for an in­quiry into the govern­ment’s rent­ing of a prop­erty in Charlestown for the stor­age of drugs. The $12.5 mil­lion per month deal in 2016 be­tween the govern­ment and busi­ness­man Larry Singh – who has had a long as­so­ci­a­tion with the PNC – had raised ire on three grounds: whether there was need to rent a bond, what qual­i­fied Singh to rent such a fa­cil­ity to the govern­ment and how did he know that the govern­ment was in the mar­ket for a bond. De­spite ex­pec­ta­tions that the deal would have been terminated, up to last month, the govern­ment was still pay­ing the monthly rental though it still has not pro­vided con­vinc­ing in­for­ma­tion that the bond was needed.

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