Transport Works and Housing, Minister, Dr. Omar Davies, clashed with Opposition MPs, this afternoon who questioned expenditure under the Government’s Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme, JEEP.
The Transport Minister was responding to questions from Member of Parliament for North West St. Andrew, Derrick Smith and MP for North East Manchester, Audley Shaw regarding JEEP projects in their constituency.
The clash occurred shortly after Dr. Davies updated parliament that all the projects under Phase 3 of the JEEP are complete.
Pressed by Opposition MP’s, Dr. Davies insisted that due diligence and accountability were hallmarks of the JEEP programme and the Government’s Major Development Infrastructure Programme, MDIP.
Dr. Davies then attacked the approach taken by the former JLP-administration to the multi-million dollar JDIP programme which was not included in the estimates of expenditure.
Dr. Davies responded sharply when he was tackled by North Central Clarendon MP, the JLP’s Pearnel Charles.