Clearing of road shoulders project should be probed – Armogan

The Regional Democratic Council of Region Six is concerned about the awarding of the clearing of the road shoulders projects within Region Six from the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to members of the Alliance For Change who reportedly have little to no experience.

Regional Chairman of Region Six, David Armogan called for the awarding of the projects to be investigated.

Stabroek News was told that the projects are worth a total of $120 M and were awarded to persons who are active members of the Alliance For Change.

The chairman told the media that it is being noticed within Region Six that persons are selected for ministerial projects on the basis of their political affiliation.  According to Armogan, no one from the Ministry of Public Infrastructure has been willing to give any information as to what basis persons were selected for the projects. “We are not getting any information in regards to this particular contract”.

Armogan said that according to his information, the contracts are worth $120M.  “About eight people have been given the contracts for the road shoulders”. The chairman said, “About 80 % of them belong to the  AFC party and they are active members of the party, which means people were selected on the affiliation of the party”.

Armogan also said that to his knowledge there was no “public tendering process”. He also said, that the persons awarded “have never been contractors before”.

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