Mike Henry resigns from Cabinet

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Transport and Works Minister Mike Henry resigned from the Cabinet with immediate effect this evening as controversy deepened over the troubled Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP).


Henry, in a statement issued after 10:00 pm, said: "In light of the ongoing attacks on the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP), which continue despite the prime minister and I having acted to address the issue, as the line minister, I take full responsibility for the issues which have arisen, and today tendered my resignation as minister of transport and works with immediate effect.


"There is nothing to hide about my stewardship of the JDIP, which is very important to the country, and I look forward to the conclusion of the ongoing investigations.


"I thank all concerned for their support over the years I occupied the position as a member of the Cabinet, especially Central Clarendon which I represent in Parliament, and from where I will be focussing more of my energy at this time."

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