Minister of the People and Social Development, Dr. Glenn Ramadharsingh, says he is open to any investigation that maybe conducted by the Integrity Commission into several allegations of corruption made by Chaguanas West Member of Parliament, Jack Warner.
During campaign for the Chaguanas West bye-election, Mr. Warner at an Independent Liberal Party rally in New Settlement, Chaguanas, alleged that a Government Minister owned six multi-million-dollar palatial homes one of which is used by the minister for his nocturnal exploits as well as several bank accounts abroad.
Minister Ramadharsingh in a statement on Friday said that even thought the allegations were “baseless and unfounded” he would still cooperate with any investigation by the Integrity Commission and will continue to discharge his duties both as a Member of Parliament and as a Government Minister.
On Wednesday, the Integrity Commission said it took the decision to investigate corruption allegations made against a Government Minister, by interim leader of the Independent Liberal Party, Jack Warner.
In a media release the Integrity Commission stated that it was acting in accordance with “Section 33 (a) of the Integrity in Public Life Act”, under which the Integrity Commission may, on its own initiative, consider and enquire into any alleged breaches of the Act or any allegations of corrupt or dishonest conduct by Persons in Public Life.