While reactions continue to pour in after the report of the audit of the Life Sport Program was made public there is now a movement afoot seeking to recover some of the monies reportedly squandered during the program.
The Attorney General Anand Ramlogan has revealed that he’s reviewing the audit conducted by the Central Audit Committee of the Ministry of Finance into LifeSport to look at the areas where he can recover taxpayers’ money.
He also signaled his intention to review the $34 million contract signed by the SporTT and educator Adolphus Daniell to determine whether sums can be recovered.
The audit commissioned by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar in the wake of financial irregularities in the programme has revealed that Daniell’s company, EBeam Interact, was paid $34 million but no work was ever executed.
Daniell said he would not return the $34 million he earned from the programme because he did not default in his part of the contractual arrangement.
While millions were lost in padded invoices to contractors, Daniell’s $34 million payment was the single biggest payment of the programme for no work.
SporTT is currently awaiting legal advice from senior State counsel Russell Martineau on a way forward or what actions, if any, can be taken against EBeam.