Story by Chevon Campbell and Abka-Fitz Henley

Nationwide News understands that the Office of the Contractor General, OCG, has launched an investigation into the issuance of several contracts at the National Solid Waste Management Agency, NSWMA.

Our sources say investigators from the OCG raided the NSWMA’s Halfway Tree Road Head Office in St. Andrew, last Friday.

It’s understood that several files and computers were confiscated by the team.

Our sources say the OCG has a particular interest in contracts issued between 2010 and 2015.

Efforts this morning to contact Contractor General, Dirk Harrison were unsuccessful.

The Chairman of the NSWMA, Dennis Chung confirmed the visit by the OCG team.

Meanwhile the youth arm of the Opposition JLP, Young Jamaica, is calling on Local Government Minister, Noel Arscott, to update the country on the state of affairs at the NSWMA.

The President of Young Jamaica, Howard Chaimberlain, says a raid by the country’s leading anti-corruption agency demands an explanation from the Minister.

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Mr. Chamberlain notes that the OCG raid follows the still unsettled matter of a recent internal audit of the NSWMA, which found that hundreds of millions of dollars paid for the provision of goods and services could not be accounted for.

He says the country deserves nothing less than a frank update from Minister Arscott about the internal operations of the waste management agency.

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