During today's regular post-cabinet media conference, a heated debate ensued when CNC3's reporter, Sampson Nanton asked about allegations made by Trinidad & Tobago's former Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Keith Rowley.
Trinidad & Tobago's Works & Transport Minister Colm Imbert denied any knowledge of claims made by the former PNM Minister and refused to answer whether T&T's Prime Minister Patrick Manning would be required to appear before the Commission.
A Commission of Enquiry into the Construction Sector has been appointed to investigate allegations of misconduct of UDeCOTT (Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited) including procurement practises and other possible corrupt activites alledged by the Ex-Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley. Dr. Keith Rowley was fired in April 2008 by PM Patrick Manning following alledged unruly behaviour.
The Commission of Enquiry into the Construction Sector was announced in July 2008 by T&T's Government and will be headed by British Professor, John Uff. Today, the rest of the members of the Commission were announced. The Commission will begin later this month (September 2008) with a full report due in 1 year (September 2009).
- Julie Cupen