OCG Probes Heroes Circle Wall Contract

Nationwide News understands that the Office of the Contractor General, OCG, has launched a formal investigation into the multi-million dollar contract awarded to a company owned by prominent businessman and PNP-activist, Kenneth Black.

Black, who’s more popularly known as Skeng Don, is the major shareholder and a Director of the firm – Black Brothers Incorporated Limited.

Ministry Paper 37 tabled in the Senate last Friday says Cabinet approved the $152-million contract to Mr. Black’s company to build a perimeter fence at Heroes Park in Central Kingston.

When contacted by our news centre today, the Contractor General, Dirk Harrison, refused to confirm or deny that he has begun a probe into the contract award.

But our sources say the Contractor General will be examining whether recommended procedures were utilized in the contract award.

The OCG will also be investigating whether taxpayers are set to get value for money.

Meanwhile the young professional arm of the Opposition JLP, Generation 2000, G2K is calling on Transport Minister Dr. Omar Davies and the Cabinet to answer questions surrounding the contract awarded to Black Brothers.

The G2K President is Matthew Samuda.

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2 thoughts on “OCG Probes Heroes Circle Wall Contract

  1. AllforJa

    Agree with the probe just to make sure it is above board. The question is, what if the contractor was affiliated with the opposition? Would they call fr a probe? Are there any Jamaican businessmen that are not affiliated with either party? So someone with some form of political affiliation would be getting the job so all awards should be probed to make sure the award is in compliance with the laws of the country and we don’t need any political hack groups to try to enhance their position by calling for a probe. These things should always be vetted through the OCG as a matter or practice.

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