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Reappointment of Azan, a slap in the face of decency –G2K

G2K | 2013-11-14 00:00:00

Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party has labeled the reappointment of Richard Azan, who was implicated in the recent Spalding’s market scandal, as a slap in the face of all that is decent and ethical.

“It is a disgraceful move and another clear sign of the contempt that the Prime Minister and her cabinet have for the people of Jamaica, the Office of the Contractor General and the concept of good governance” said Floyd Green, President of Generation 2000
The organization noted that although the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) was unable to gather sufficient evidence to support criminal charges against Richard Azan, the Contractor General in his report found that the actions of Azan were "tantamount to beign politically corrupt as defined by Transparency International". The organisation further added that Mr. Azan, in his own words, admitted to breaches of government procedures and guidelines, all of which were established to protect the interest of the people and the taxpayers.

“It is as if this PNP government has no standards at all. The fact that our Prime Minister, chooses to turn a blind eye to the politically corrupt actions of Azan sends a frightening signal to the world, that this Government has no intention to remove the perception of corruption from our political process. Even more worrying is the support for the move from the PNP Youth Organization, which confirms that at every level, the PNP is bereft of the principles of transparency and accountability that underpin good governance” continued Green.

G2K is calling upon all civil society groups and other well-thinking Jamaicans to soundly reject the Government’s arrogant and obnoxious reappointment of Richard Azan.

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