Former government minister Devant Maharaj, who has already reported this matter to the Integrity Commission, is now against this latest move.
Business executive Christian Mouttet has been appointed sole investigator into what is called “circumstances surrounding the procurement of the Cabo Star and the Ocean Flower 2, and the entering into the charter party agreement for these vessels”.
This was disclosed in a media statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister this afternoon.
In a statement this afternoon, Mr. Maharaj questioned the powers under which this appointment has been made.
He also questioned Mr Mouttet’s qualifications and competence for this assignment.