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Govít not fazed by NHT challenge
2013-03-08 08:44:00 | (0 Comments)
Attorney General Patrick Atkinson says he is not worried about the latest court action seeking to block the governmentís attempt to take $45 billion from the National Housing Trust (NHT).
Attorney General Patrick Atkinson - File.
Yesterday, the group Citizens Action for Principle and Integrity (CAPI), discontinued a suit it filed against the NHT in the Supreme Court.
However, it filed a constitutional motion challenging the Bill to amend the NHT Act, which was passed on Tuesday in the House of Representatives.
CAPI is also seeking an injunction to bar the withdrawal of the funds from the Trust.
However, Atkinson continues to maintain the Government has no need to worry as its actions are legal.
Last night, Atkinson said while he had not seen the new court documents, he is puzzled that CAPI is challenging an amendment which is not yet in effect.
The latest motion by CAPI has been filed under the name of businessman Fitzroy Fagan, who says heís been an NHT contributor for more than 22 years.
No date has so far been set for the hearing.
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