PM declines comment on GPL vehicles purchase

Mark Phillips

Despite claims of a conflict of interest in the procurement  by the Guyana Power and Light (GPL)  of two vehicles from a company managed by the Chairman of its board, Prime Minister Mark Phillips yesterday said he has not ordered a probe of the matter.

The purchase by the utility company has been heavily criticised by the Alliance for Change.

Phillips,  who has responsibility for the energy sector yesterday said that GPL has already issued a statement justifying the purchase and at this time he will not comment further. Pressed further as to whether there will be any probe, he emphasised that his position at this time remains unchanged.