Opposition MP: Changes to procurement law “dangerous”

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Opposition MP: Changes to procurement law “dangerous”

Opposition chief whip David Lee says the Government’s proposed amendment to the Procurement Act which will make goods and services amounting to less than $1 million become exempt from the existing legislation is “dangerous”.

The measure provides that the procurement of goods and services of up to $1 million are exempt from the act.

Speaking at a PNM meeting in Tunapuna last Thursday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley claimed that the current procurement set up cannot be maintained because the government would not be able to function.

He explained that under the current legislation, no one could do business in a period of under two months.

Dr Rowley also announced that her had instructed the Leader of Government Business in the House of Representatives Camille Robinson-Regis to recall Parliament next Wednesday.