OROPOUCHE East Member of Parliament Roodal Moonilal said it was Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s refusal to implement procurement measures that made corruption possible in the contract for the Super Fast Galicia inter-island ferry.
“The Government promised in its 2016-2017 budget presented last September 30 that the Procurement Regulator and Board of Procurement Regulation will be established within the next six months,” Moonilal said yesterday.
He said this, along with other vital legislative and policy measures, has been sidestepped by the People’s National Movement Government.
“Timely implementation of the procurement measures would not only have averted the Galicia scandal but also several other acts of corruption,” said the MP.
He said the national community must insist that the officials who are guilty of “public criminal conduct” identified by the Prime Minister must be held responsible.
It was on Thursday that Rowley made the comment that there was “public criminal conduct” in the handing of the contract for the ferry.