Harmon denies using Gov’t resources to campaign for PNC/R Chair
Long-standing member of the People’s National Congress/Reform (PNC/R), Joseph Harmon who also serves as the Minister of State, has denied claims that he is using Government’s resources to campaign ahead of the party’s 20th biennial congress.
Harmon is competing for the Chairmanship of the Party alongside Volda Lawrence –the Minister of Public Health and the current Chairman, Basil Williams.
While he refused to discuss the Party business at a weekly Post Cabinet Press briefing, the Minister gave a brief response to the question of utilizing State resources for his campaign.
“Certainly not, that’s not true. It is not accurate. It’s an inaccurate statement to be making,” he told reporters at the Ministry of the Presidency.
Further probed about whose resources are being utilized, the Minister said both the Party’s resources and his personal resources are being utilized.
Recently, there have been a number of outreaches by the Minister of State to various communities and meetings with various organizations.
The new Chair and other top members of the PNC/R – the largest political party in the Coalition Government – will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2018, the final day of the party’s congress.
The leader of the party, President David Granger remains unchallenged for the post.