Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has vowed to fire any minister in his administration once there’s proof of corruption amid questions over National Housing Corporation (NHC) operations.
Pierre’s comments came on Monday when reporters raised the issue of corruption concerns regarding NHC and a report that it bought a building from an attorney at law.
“I have made it abundantly clear that any of my Ministers who I have proof are involved in corruption will be fired,” the Prime Minister declared.
“The situation you speak to, I have not heard anything about it. I will have to find out, but I am not making any judgements,” the Castries East MP stated.
And he reiterated his ‘solemn pledge’ to dismiss any cabinet member proven to be corrupt.
Pressed regarding whether a building was recently bought for the NHC, Pierre said he would find out.
“You know each Minister has his responsibilities and then Ministers report to cabinet. I will find out what’s the story. I have to speak to the Minister. I am saying I can’t make any judgements nor can I say anything. My position is clear,” the Prime Minister declared.