She also wants the Prime Minister to fire the Udecott board of directors.
In a statement, Persad-Bissessar, who is expected to return to TT tonight following a fund-raising trip to the United States over the Easter weekend, took issue with the land sale involving the National Union of Government and Federated Workers (NUGFW) to Udecott. “I have said that the matter involving lands sold by NUGFW to Udecott was a matter for the Integrity Commission. It is now clear that the Uff Commission agrees with me,” Persad-Bissessar said as she referred to excerpts of the report published exclusively in Sunday Newsday.
“The Members of the Board continue to hold on to Office despite the incriminating evidence presented in the report. They must be fired now,” she reiterated.
“The UFF Report as appears in Newsday newspapers reveals a sordid tale of mismanagement, corruption, subterfuge and cover-ups. It is a most damning statement of Manning and his Government whose Ministers and Board of Directors should be investigated for malfeasance in public office. It confirms what the Opposition UNC and the citizens have been saying to the Prime Minister that there is massive corruption in the way Udecott was doing business.”
“There should now be no further delay in having the investigations which are recommended by the Commission done with despatch. In addition Mr Calder Hart should be located and returned to Trinidad.
“Since the members of the Board of Udecott have been put under scrutiny, they should not be allowed to leave Trinidad.