A response will soon be coming from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard following the Prime Minister’s accusations that the Office of the DPP was wasting taxpayers’ money with demands for security measures at a building the Government had sourced for its operations.
During a PNM meeting on Thursday night, Rowley said:
I remember it being said that the DPP doesn’t have space to put lawyers, what did the Cabinet do? “Understanding that office is an important office, the most we can do is give the resources that are available and affordable. The Government went and found executive office for the DPP over three years now, I don’t have time tonight to tell you all the story … after three years of finding executive office for the DPP, not a footstep inside the office, and we paying millions of dollars in rent.”
Rowley added that efforts to outfit the building also went down the drain.
“They want bullet-proof glass, months passing, they put bullet-proof glass on the building, they want a wall, a wall outside the bullet-proof glass, I don’t have time to explain it to you all tonight,” Rowley said, noting the owner of the building eventually told them to stop making adjustments to his building.
“This is the kind of nonsense that is going on in this country,” the PM said.
However, Gaspard, in a GML report, said in light of the statements made by the PM, he is now seeking counsel on how to respond.
He said “Seems to me that a response is called for and accordingly, I am seeking the advice of persons wiser than I am.”