Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Minister orders investigation into corruption at Chaguanas Corporation

Rural Development and Local Government Minister Kazim Hosein has ordered an investigation into suspected building approval corruption at the Chaguanas Borough Corporation.

This was confirmed via a statement by the Ministry on Wednesday.

According to the release, this follows the recent shooting incident at the home of Councillor Vandana Mohit, which she has called a reprisal for her questioning delays in the building approval process for certain burgesses in her electoral district.

Mohit submitted documents to the Minister, alluding to improper practices at the building department at the corporation.

Minister Hosein met with Councillor Mohit on Wednesday and submitted the documents to the Permanent Secretary for a thorough investigation into the matter in the presence of the Assistant Commissioner of Municipal Police.

The Minister said, “every allegation of corruption is taken seriously by the Ministry and we are going to ensure that we resolve this. Councillor Mohit has come forward to bring attention to this matter and has not backed down despite her traumatic experience, which is currently being investigated by the TTPS. The Ministry can address this matter at an administrative level and we will do the necessary to uncover the truth of these allegations, for the benefit of the people of the Borough and all citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.”

 

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