AFC to file police complaint against Ashni Singh ‘illegal’ spending today

AFC leader Khemraj Ramjattan says that the party will today file a police complaint against Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh’s “illegal” spending of $4.5 billion.

“When I had indicated a formal complaint, I had simply intended to do just that. However, I was informed by various sources in the police that not being in a position to understand this kind of offence, they wanted me to outline in a brief how it is that the honourable Minister of Finance would have violated the section of the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act,” Ramjattan told Stabroek News yesterday. He added that the complaint would be lodged today.

The opposition has faced criticism for not taking actions they said they would and in relation to the complaint, Ramjattan stated that it needed to be reworked to satisfy the requirements of the police. He said that as a result, he chose to outline and explain the legal jargon in simpler terms expanding on how the spending of the $4.5 billion goes against Section 218 of the Constitution.

Government has spent more than $4.5 billion of the $37.4 billion cut from this year’s $220 …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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