WHY is Trinidad and Tobago without a Procurement Regulator?
The employment contract of Moonilal Lalchan expired on January 11, 2023, and the critical post remains vacant even while the PNM Government is boasting of proclaiming the relevant law.
There could be no meaningful investigation into alleged impropriety without a Procurement Regulator in place.
There could be no meaningful investigation into alleged impropriety.
The Government is, therefore, engaging in smoke and mirrors in announcing that the law is now in place.
There are widespread examples of corruption, including big-rigging, and waste of public funds at Central Government and various agencies, including UDECOTT.
An independent and competent Procurement Regulator must be appointed now!