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G2K calls for Hanna to step aside, MOCA to investigate

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Generation 2000 (G2K) the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party is calling on Lisa Hanna to immediately step aside as Member of Parliament.

The call follows the tabling of a report by the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) on the investigation into the constituency office of the St Ann South Eastern Member of Parliament and the St Ann Parish Council regarding the award of government contracts in the parish.

“The contractor general's report brings Hanna's political office, members of the constituency executive and herself into disrepute,” argued G2K President Stephen Edwards.

He added that given that Hanna is at the centre of the controversy and the fact that her own actions are recommended for investigation, she should do the right thing by immediately stepping aside as Member of Parliament to allow thorough and transparent investigations to proceed.

“…the alleged web of conspiracy involving members of multiple organisations, including operatives of the People's National Party (PNP), elected officials, contractors and the St Ann Municipal Corporation, [suggests that] it would be prudent to also utilise the skills and resources of Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) to uncover all the relevant details of the case,” Edwards further argued.

The OCG's report recommended that criminal investigations be pursued into a possible conspiracy between Hanna's constituency office, the St Ann Municipal Corporation and contractors to defraud the Government of Jamaica.

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