PPP/C trying to tamper with Audit Office conflict of interest queries – Greenidge
APNU member and Chairman of the Public Accounts Com-mittee (PAC) Carl Greenidge yesterday accused the PPP/C of attempting to tamper with efforts to determine if there was the propensity for a conflict of interest in having the Finance Minister and his wife hold their respective positions.
Dr Ashni Singh is the Minister of Finance and his wife Gitanjali Singh is Director in the Audit Office.
During a press conference yesterday, Greenidge said that during the course of a PAC meeting, PPP/C Member Gail Teixeira complained that her party’s representatives had not had an input into the letter Greenidge sent to the oversight bodies of Chartered Accountants. She also stated that it was wrong to have mentioned the name of Mrs Singh since this effectively linked her to the Ministry of Finance