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CAPI takes goverment to court for raiding NHT
2013-02-15 13:41:32 | (0 Comments)
Jerome Reynolds, Gleaner Writer
National Housing Trust - File.
Civil society group Citizens Action for Principle & Integrity (CAPI) is to mount legal action to challenge the Governmentís drawdown from the National Housing Trust (NHT).
The Government is to take $11 billion a year over the next four years from the Trust.
The money is to be used as budgetary support.
However, CAPI is maintaining that the governmentís action is illegal.
The civil society group has retained prominent Attorney-at-Law Hugh Wildman who says he will be filing action in the court.
Speaking on Justice on Power 106 this morning, Wildman said under the law the NHT is a Trust and as such only beneficiaries can give instructions for money to be taken out of the Fund.
Wildman is contending that the government has no jurisdiction to arbitrarily remove money from the NHT.
He says he is now studying the matter in depth and will be filing an action for the court for a make declaration.
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