Kalilah Reynolds reports.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dunstan Bryan, says the Ministry got value for money from the contracts executed by Market Me.

The marketing agency, which executed the Jamaica Moves campaign, has been embroiled in controversy over allegations of a relationship between one of its principals and Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton.

Mr. Bryan was speaking on Nationwide This Morning with Abka Fitz Henley and Danielle Archer.

According to Mr. Bryan, the Jamaica Moves programme is now on pause due to COVID-19.

He says the contract with Market Me ended in June and is now being put to tender.

The Permanent Secretary says Market Me was paid 27 million of the 38 million dollars on the contract, based on the items they delivered.

He insists that the firm delivered value for money.

Bryan says when the contract came up for renewal last year, the Ministry was eager to continue.

The Permanent Secretary insists he was not nudged by Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, to award the contract to Market Me, although there was a second unsolicited proposal from another company.

He also went on to describe some of the projects that Market Me delivered under the Jamaica Moves programme.