DeSilva should address Orange Hole reports, says Swan
United Bermuda Party leader Kim Swan questioned why Health Minister Zane DeSilva hasnt addressed reports naming him in connection with alleged irregularities at the Southside affordable housing scheme.
Mr Swan told MPs Mr DeSilva is usually quick to insist Opposition politicians correct themselves if they say something he disagrees with in the House of Assembly.
And he asked why the Southampton East Central MP hadnt made any Ministerial Statements in reference to news reports about the Orange Hole development.
Mr DeSilva has been named as one of the directors for Bermuda Composite Construction which, according to claims being considered by Auditor General Heather Matthews, was overpaid by Bermuda Housing Corporation for work done at the site a decade ago.
Its a grave concern. In the news reports we have heard this work involved the honourable Mr DeSilva, said Mr Swan during Friday evenings Motion to Adjourn.
I had hoped for at least an explanation, which would have been in the spirit of the Points of Order we get when we are off base from that member.
If not today, but by next week, this matter should be addressed in this House, to give some assurance that the concerns which have gone to the Auditor General are unfounded.
Also during the Motion to Adjourn, Mr Swan said he had written to the Broadcast Commissioner with concerns the Progressive Labour Party has been using the CITV channel for political posturing, and is awaiting a response.
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