PORT OF SPAIN — Government is initiating legal action against the Tobago House of Assembly’s Chief Secretary Orville London and the THA for use of the build own lease transfer process for the THA’s Milshirv administrative complex, Attorney General Anand Ramlogan said yesterday.
Speaking in the Senate, Ramlogan said he also was referring the matter to the Integrity Commission, the Director of Public‚Prosecutions and the acting Police Commissioner for an immediate urgent criminal probe against London to see if there was misconduct in public office by “entering into sweetheart deals under the table”.
Ramlogan added: “There are things about this from the start. However, you twist, turn it or dice it, it reeks of corruption.”
The $143 million complex has been the focus in recent weeks of government’s concern about the process used. Government claims the‚THA used a BOLT process in contravention of the THA Act, which requires approval from the Finance Minister for borrowing. (Guardian)