PAAC to Hold Closed Sittings on Police Used Car Scandal

The Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) is soon to have closed door sittings regarding the latest developments in the used car scandal.

The PAAC Chairman, Dr. Wykeham McNeill, arrived at the decision during the committee’s sitting yesterday. His decision came after the PAAC received a letter from the Ministry of National Security impressing upon the committee that the matter is at a sensitive stage.

Dr. McNeill read the letter which stated the matter was now before the Fraud Squad.

Used car dealer Obrien’s International was awarded a contract in January 2017 to provide two-hundred used cars to the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

However, the contract was bungled and up to April of this year all the pre-owned vehicles are yet to be delivered.

The contract has since been terminated.

The Ministry’s letter also revealed that as of April, a $218-million advance payment guarantee on the vehicles held by Mayberry Investments is yet to be paid over to the government.

Dr. Wykeham McNeil, Chairman of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee.

Committee Member, Fitz Jackson, expressed his dissatisfaction with the continued delays in resolving the matter.

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