Integrity Commission slaps NWA over contract awarded to late MP's personal accountant

The Integrity Commission (IC) has criticised the National Works Agency (NWA) over the award of a million dollar government contract in 2017 to the personal accountant of former Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale Bloomfield who was killed in 2019. 

The IC has also slammed the state agency for failing to submit the requisite quarterly contract award (QCA) report to the then Office of the Contractor General (OCG), in relation to a contract awarded to Peggy Aiken in 2017

Aiken was awarded the contract for drain cleaning and debushing work under a special mitigation programme in the Portland East constituency

Aiken was awarded the contract by the NWA on July 28, 2017 in the sum of $999,530 after being recommended for the contract by the MP. 

The Integrity Commission concluded that the then accounting and accountable officers of the NWA have breached the Contractor General Act as a result of their failure to submit the requisite QCA reports to the OCG, advising it of the award of a contract to Aiken

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