Opposition Spokesman on Finance, Julian Robinson is calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to give an account of the country’s expenditure on Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson-Smith’s bid for Commonwealth Secretary-General.
He tabled the questions in the House of Representatives Tuesday.
Mrs. Johnson Smith was unsuccessful in her bid, losing out to the incumbent Baroness Patricia Scotland.
Robinson wants Prime Minister Holness to state the total cost of the campaign.
This he says should include the cost of Airfare and accommodation along with the cost of marketing, Communications and Public Relations for the campaign.
The Opposition Spokesman also called on the prime minister to confirm if Finn Partners provided public relations, media relations, and thought leadership services for Jamaica’s candidature.
If the answer is in the affirmative, Robinson would like the Prime Minister to state who engaged the firm, the duration of the contract, the amounts paid and payable to the company and the source of the funds to pay the company.
He also wants to know if the government received any financial or other support from any other government or non-Jamaican entity in connection with Jamaica’s candidacy.
Robinson is also querying the total cost of Jamaica’s participation at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting recently concluded in Rwanda.