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PNP says suspension of UDC GM - insufficient

07:40am | Sun, October 23, 2011

The Opposition People's National Party's (PNP) spokesperson on the Public Service, Natalie Neita-Headley, says the suspension of the General Manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), last Friday, is not a sufficient response to the poor stewardship demonstrated by the state entity.
The Wayne Chen-led UDC board made the decision to temporarily send home General Manager, Joy Douglas, two days ago, after the Office of the Contractor General raised strong objections to the sale of a UDC property in downtown Kingston which was not put to tender.
But Mrs. Neita-Headley insists that the UDC board itself needs to be held accountable, as it relates to questionable decisions on the disposal of government assets

"We believe the management by itself would not have taken these decisions, because these are not only about the everyday operations of the UDC but these are decisions relating to the prime assets of the country….therefore the board must have been a part of any decision as it relates to the disposal of those assists. The opposition is asking for not only the management to be looked at in terms of a change but that the board itself should also go" she said.