26 Nov Dr. Ferguson concerned about unfortunate $600 Million policy direction of the JLP
People’s National Party’s Member of Parliament for Eastern St. Thomas, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says he is deeply concern over the widespread distribution of the 600 million dollars De -Bushing programme being implemented by the government, through the Ministry of Job Creation and the National Works Agency.
Dr. Ferguson said that despite public utterances from Minister Horace Chang, who is also General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party that the project will be halted, the project is still up and running in my constituency by known JLP supporters, some of whom are in their green arm band carrying out work on main roads.
According to Dr. Ferguson, this work programme only seeks to undermine the democratic process and represents the worse example of governance. He further argues that as MP he was excluded from the process even though it’s a Central Government financed programme.
The Eastern St. Thomas MP says that the sole intention of the project is for vote buying, because several PNP supporters were being induced and promise financial benefits. He said that the work in most areas are poorly done and lack supervision by the National Works Agency.
Dr. Ferguson is calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness who is the substantive Minister to lend his voice to this most unfortunate policy direction.
Member of Parliament Dr. Ferguson is also calling on the Contractor General and the Political Ombudsman to speed up their investigation so as to protect good governance and the preservation of our democracy.