PNP President calls for resignation of Energy Minister

President of  the opposition People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, is calling for the resignation of  Energy Minister Dr. Andrew Wheatley.

He made the call amid allegations of  mismanagement and nepotism at the state-run oil refinery Petrojam.

 Speaking this afternoon at the Party's National Executive Council meeting at the Cedar Grove Academy in Portmore, St. Catherine, said Dr. Wheatley must take responsibility for the alleged breaches at they occurred under his leadership.

“Now it is clear that the minister has breached public trust and his position in office cannot be sustained ....The minister must go.”

The opposition leader also said that Prime Minister Andrew Holness owes the country an explanation regarding the Petrojam saga.

“The Prime Minister presided over the Cabinet that appointed the absentee board, with a chairman resident overseas. Someone has to answer to the issue to how the board was appointed. When two of the three Jamaican board members did not live in Jamaica....”the opposition leader added 

Cabinet is expected to get a report tomorrow on the operations of  Petrojam.


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