PNP To Stage Anti-Corruption Vigil To Protest ‘Lack of Appropriate Action’ By Holness-admin Against Members


Members of the Opposition People’s National Party, PNP, will be staging an anti-corruption vigil in Mandela Park, Half Way Tree,St. Andrew tomorrow.

The PNP disclosed that the vigil has been prompted by what it says is the lack of appropriate action by the Andrew Holness Administration against those accused of corruption across several Ministries and public bodies.

In a statement to the media, the PNP says the vigil is being held to bring awareness to what it describes as the brazen plundering of the public purse.

Tomorrow’s vigil is expected to be the first in a series of events across the island.

The Party says through its Parliamentary groups and committees, it has exposed what it says is the wanton corruption in various ministries and agencies.

This it says includes the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of National Security, the Caribbean Maritime University, Petrojam, the Universal Service Fund, NESoL and the Urban Development Corporation.

The Party also cited that it has exposed corruption through projects such as the 8-hundred million de-bushing programme and the 230 million dollar purchase of used cars for the police.

The PNP says all well thinking Jamaicans must be horrified at the waste of taxpayers’ money and the fact that no one has been arrested and charged for any of these breaches.

Meanwhile, it says the first vigil tomorrow is expected to see persons from Region 3 of the party’s organisation decrying the system of corruption which has gripped this government.

In 2018, Tauna won the UNICEF Media Award for Excellence in Reporting on Children’s Rights. She graduated from CARIMAC in 2015 and joined NNN in 2016. Since then, she’s covered several high-profile court cases including the X6 murder trial, the police death squad trial and is currently covering the Uchence Wilson Gang trial. Thomas is the Producer of Talking History heard on Nationwide Radio every Saturday.

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