The parliamentary Opposition is calling on Energy Minister, Phillip Paulwell, to tell the House of Representatives tomorrow whether hundreds who’ve suffered losses due to contaminated fuel will be compensated.
However, Minister Paulwell says the country will have to wait a bit longer before he speaks further on the bad gas issue.
Addressing a media briefing at the JLP’s Belmont Road Headquarters this afternoon Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, said the Simpson Miller-administration must ensure that Jamaicans are compensated.
Holness says the Government had a duty to ensure good quality enters Jamaica.
Opposition Spokesman on Energy, Senator Robert Montague also addressed the media briefing.
Montague said portfolio Minister Phillip Paulwell should recognize that it’s important that he address parliament on Tuesday.
The question of how contaminated fuel entered the country remains unanswered despite an investigation by the Bureau of Standard Jamaica, BSJ.
Senator Montague says the Energy Minister must bare his soul when the House of Representative meets tomorrow.
Senator Montague says Paulwell must remove any doubt regarding where his loyalty lies.
Minister Paulwell told our news center this afternoon that’ he’d not be addressing parliament this week.
The Energy Minister says he’s awaiting the report from a committee set up to examine the bad gas issue. That report is due at the end of January.
Paulwell says he will not undermine the committees’ work by speaking too soon.
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