A report of contract manipulation may have driven a deeper wedge between Government and opposition councilors in Region Three. At least that is the conclusion of Alliance for Change councilor (AFC) Harry Narine Deokinanan, who said that he was called a “jackass” by the Vice Chairman of the region’s work committee when he refused to sign documents for community works that he had not seen.Deokinanan, and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) representative George Gulliver,NFL Jerseys China
, hadAFC’s Harry Narine Deokinananreported to Kaieteur News last week, about alleged contract manipulation occurring in the region.? The two are the only opposition members on the Region’s five -member works committee.They claimed that numerous contracts were being signed off without their knowledge. Contracts were also being awarded without their knowing. Many of them are given to friends and family of the regional body’s hierarchy,NFL Jerseys China
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, that contracts were being spilt to fit the criteria which speak to contracts below $600,000 being awarded by the regional council instead of going to the government -dominated regional tender board.The opposition councilors claimed that the council was only providing them with bill of quantities,Cheap Jerseys
, while they are not made aware of contract costs, nor are they made aware of the contractors who would have won the bid.They continued that opposition councilors are not regularly taken to work sites for inspection; since the mentioned matters, is part of the opposition’s function on the works committee. They had called for an investigation into these activities.Deokinanan said that on June 26, last, he was called to attend a meeting of the works committee on June 27. He said the committee chairwoman was supposed to be there but was absent. At the regional office, Deokinanan said he was greeted by the committee’s Vice Chairman,NFL Jerseys China
, Linden Fowler, who asked him to sign off two works committee certificates for works in the area.Deokinanan said that he refused because he had not seen the work. This, he claimed, infuriated the Vice Chairman.He said that when the meeting was called to order, he asked for the chairwoman. When he was told the chairwoman was absent, Deokinanan said that he insisted that the chairwoman needed to be present since she called the meeting and only she could answer some important questions relating to some specific contract issues.APNU’s George Gulliver said that there was no quorum to conduct a meeting with the number of officials present. Deokinanan added at that point that the chairwoman needed to be present. That is when he said, the vice chairman called him out. The meeting never took place.Fowler told Kaieteur News that he indeed called the councilor a “jackass.” He said however that the AFC councilor is unaware what constitutes a quorum and was not competent at the regional level. He said Deokinanan also asked about the work certificates although he knew of the projects. His difficult behaviour, Fowler indicated, caused the outburst.Kaieteur News understands that the matter was put to rest when the Regional Chairman stepped in and asked the Vice Chairman to apologize.? This was done last Wednesday.George GulliverIn the meantime the office of the Regional chairman promised a response to the allegations of contract manipulation. This has not yet been fulfilled. The Vice Chairman has however denied that any contract manipulation is occurring in the region.