Proceeds from corrupt parking meter project financing PNC says Jagdeo

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By Stacy Carmichael-James

The People’s Progressive Party believes the controversial Parking Meter Project was designed to finance the People’s National Congress (PNC) for the next twenty years.

General Secretary of the PPP, Bharrat Jagdeo has leveled the accusation against the largest party in the Coalition Government, claiming that the  Project is not only corrupt but leads all the way to Congress Place.

Jagdeo was speaking at his party’s Monday Press Conference at Freedom House, Robb Street, Georgetown. “This has nothing or little to do with the officials at City Hall officials and has to do with Congress Place, the contract was designed to finance the PNC for the next 20 years in the future because a significant portion of the proceeds would go to Congress Place,” Jagdeo said.

According to Jagdeo, the Government does not care about the public outcry against the project, which the PPP from the onset had deemed as corrupt. When asked about the evidence to support his claim, the General Secretary refused to comment on his source or sources of information.

The PPP had called for the immediate scrapping of the project against the backdrop of economic decline, the imposition of taxes and other fees.

The argument was too that the parking Meter project would lead to a decline in business and commerce in the capital city.

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