Gov't mismanaging energy sector — Mair

Jamaica Observer

Tuesday, September 04, 2012 | 12:24 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Opposition Spokesman for Industry, Commerce and Energy, Gregory Mair, is blasting Government's handling of the energy sector.

In a release to the media Mair said inaction on 10 consecutive weeks of increasing gas prices, high electricity rates and Petrojam’s secrecy on its price mechanism all point to the Government's gross mismanagement of the energy sector.

He contended that in addition to removing the 10 per cent Common External Tariff across the board for all imported petroleum products, as is the case for Venezuelan imports, the government must move swiftly to reduce taxes on fuel as a way of easing the pressure off consumers.

He also called for the government to conduct an independent audit of the contract between Petrojam and the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) and table the results in Parliament.



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