A Non Governmental Organisation is today calling on the Finance Minister to come clean immediately.
Following last Friday’s parliamentary sitting in the House of Representatives, the Group, Fixin T&T is calling on Minister Larry Howai to indicate whether he had any involvement, as alleged, in the purchase of TCL shares during the blackout period in 2002.
Fixin T&T says the minister should not be allowed to wait to respond to this question on May 29th when the matter is scheduled to resume in the House, but rather, answer the question immediately.
On Friday, the minister had dismissed the claim, referring to the laying of the report as reckless and fraudulent
He said the issue had already been investigated.
Finance and the Economy Minister, Larry Howai.
Separately, Fixin T&T is calling on the minster to give answers as to the status of the report on the National Quarries scandal- a report that was compiled by the Central Audit committee and should have then been forwarded to the Integrity Commission, the police and the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Fixin T&T is questioning whether this was done, and has called for the report to be swiftly forwarded to these three offices, if this has not already been sent.
Writer: Aba A. Luke