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PNP in solidarity with Richard Azan
2013-09-20 18:50:38 | (0 Comments)
The People's National Party says it is in solidarity with Richard Azan, the junior works minister who today resigned over corruption allegations in the Spaldings Market scandal.
In a release this evening, the PNP acknowledged what it called the tremendous efforts and energy Azan brought to his office as he "worked tirelessly" to bring solutions to the plight of Jamaicans in their communities with respect to the state of the public infrastructure.
"It is hoped that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution will be expeditious in its review of the report referred by the Office of the Contractor General," the PNP said.
"Moreover we stand with Comrade Azan in the hope that his name will be ultimately cleared."
The PNP also called for members, supporters and the wider society to allow time and space as Azan and his legal team pursue the next steps in what the party calls his vindication.
Azan, who is the Member Parliament for North West Clarendon, has admitted to instructing a private contractor, John Bryant, to construct 10 shops at the market last September without the permission of the Clarendon Parish Council.
The OCG says the construction of the shops was done without permission from the Clarendon Parish Council and that rent was set and charged without proper consent.
SEE THE OCG's SPALDING'S MARKET REPORT HERE
As a result the OCG has suggested that criminal proceedings be instituted against Azan, Bryant and Azanís secretary, Bridget Daley-Dixon, who acted as an intermediary in collecting the rent.
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