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Integrity Commission submits two reports on Petrojam investigation

The Integrity Commission has now submitted two reports on its investigation into alleged corruption at state-owned oil refinery Petrojam.
 
The Commission's report has been long anticipated since a 2018 audit of the refinery painted a picture of a free-for-all at the entity.
 
The commission's reports had not been posted on parliament's website up to Tuesday evening.
 
In a release on Tuesday, the Integrity Commission said the reports were submitted to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate for tabling.
 
They were submitted under the signature of the Commission's new head, Greg Christie.
 
However, Radio Jamaica News understands that one of the documents is a special report into irregularity, impropriety, conflict of interest and nepotism at Petrojam.
 
The other relates to donations made by Petrojam between April 2016 and March 2018.
 
The Integrity Commission has also tabled its annual report for 2019/2020.
 
A 2018 report from the Auditor General's Department detailed how hundreds of millions of dollars were paid out for contracts that were awarded in breach of Government's procurement rules and the company's internal policies.
 
The report also pointed to acts of nepotism at both entities and deficiencies in their human resource recruitment and management practices.
 
In addition, Petrojam could not account for just over 600,000 barrels, valued at $5.2 billion.
 
Last week, Opposition Spokesman on Energy Julian Robinson called for the Integrity Commission to provide an update on the status of the Petrojam investigations.
 
He noted that the last update had been in June 2019.
 


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