Minister with responsibility for housing Valerie Adams-Yearwood yesterday reiterated that she had no hand in the award of Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) contracts to her husband and that she only became aware of them when he informed her.
Adams-Yearwood yesterday released a statement through the Department of Public Information (DPI) “to provide clarity” and “to set the record straight” in light of recent concerns that a conflict of interest exists.
Explaining that her husband, Godfrey Yearwood, is a well-known contractor of over 33 years, the minister said that he was contracted by the CH&PA to construct a duplex unit, two single elevated units and two units for the differently-abled. The three contracts were all signed in 2017, with the final one signed in December, 2017. The Minister and Yearwood were married in August of 2017…..