Sunday, February 18, 2018

Make ferry-buying process transparent*

THE Minister of Finance’s attempt to allay the fears of the population regarding the procurement process for the inter-island ferry at the post-Cabinet news conference failed to deliver any concrete details on the process. Minister Imbert continued to obfuscate the matter without clarifying the core issues surrounding the procurement of the new ferry.
He failed to state how exactly did the ministerial committee “identify an appropriate vessel”. What was the process used by the inexperienced and unqualified committee that was so successful as opposed the process used by maritime experts who failed in a similar exercise? 

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