Patterson accused of misleading on distribution of oil blocks

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) yesterday refuted a claim by Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson that it had distributed all of the country’s petroleum-mining blocks, while challenging him to disclose all of the allocations.

At a press conference on Thursday, members of the Alliance For Change (AFC) were asked to respond to accusations made by opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo that the party’s members had applied for Petroleum Exploration Licences with the intention of acquiring available petroleum-mining blocks for immediate resale on the international market.

“There is nothing left to give out, and Jagdeo knows that,” Patterson, however, responded.

He further claimed that ….