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OCG starts formal investigation into Jamaica Dairy issuing of grass to Agriculture Minister

Chairman of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board, Donald Elvey, has revealed that the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) has commenced a formal investigation into various activities at the entity which has been in the spotlight since last week.     
 
The issues were raised in the House of  Representatives when Member of  Parliament Dayton Campbell asked questions about the termination of the CEO Hugh Graham and the planting of  14 acres of  Mombasa grass on the farm of  Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda.
 
Mr. Elvey told RJR News that the OCG contacted the agency and that several persons have already appeared before Contractor General Dirk Harrison on the matter.
 
Mr. Samuda on Wednesday told the House of  Representatives that he paid the Jamaica Dairy Development Board 546 thousand dollars to cover the cost of the services rendered at his farm in Knollis, St Catherine.  
 
Mr Samuda insisted that he did not use his position as a Minister to benefit from the programme.
                                                    


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