Speaker sends Finance Minister to Privileges Committee over spending of $4.5B

-gov’t may challenge decision in court

House Speaker Raphael Trotman has ruled in favour of APNU MP Carl Greenidge’s motion to have Finance Minister Ashni Singh referred to the Privileges Committee over the $4.5B spending which has brought the country to the brink of a no-confidence motion against the government.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Anil Nandlall last evening rejected the Speaker’s decision and hinted at the possibility of a court challenge.

In a statement yesterday Trotman said that after considering all the details he found that “the issue of the spending by the Hon. Minister of Finance does raise sufficiently serious questions of privilege such that the privileges committee should enquire into. I therefore find that a prima facie case has been made out and the matter is …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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