August 6, 2020

St Vincent's Finance Minister Accused Of Breaking And Abusing The Law

Statement By Leader Of The Opposition

Leader of the Opposition Dr Godwin Friday says the ULP Government has demonstrated over the years that it has little or no regard for our laws governing financial accountability and financial management.

“The Minister of Finance has disregarded financial accountability. He has broken the law in the way he has abused the use of Special Warrants by not bringing them to Parliament in a timely manner (up to 5 years late), by exceeding the limit set by Parliament and by paying for things that could have been properly budgeted for and were not unforeseen as required by law”.

I have spoken to these matters before on numerous occasions, most recently in my response to the 2020 Budget, and you have reported on them as you have seen fit to do.

NDP Press Conference – 18 Feb 2020

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