Premier Andrew Fahie has assured that Claude Skelton Cline and his company Grace Consultants will be “fired” if they fail to deliver on the terms of their six-month contract with government.
The Premier gave that assurance at Thursday’s sitting of House of Assembly while responding to backlash received for awarding the $98,000 contract to Skelton Cline’s company.
Fahie said: “If he doesn’t produce, he’ll be fired. If he produces well then he’ll see. When you sign a man with a contract, if the deliverables don’t come, he in trouble” the Premier said.
“If they don’t feel that the deliverables are there whether it be Claude or whoever, they have to answer the call. I love him but he’ll have to go and sit down” added the Premier.
Premier Fahie also said his administration is transparent in issuing all government contracts. He backed that statement by noting that his government voluntarily publicized when it awarded the contract to Skelton Cline.
“It came out as a press release from GIS (the Government Information Service). It didn’t come out as a ‘shoo-shoo’ so that tell that we didn’t have nothing to hide” the Finance Minister said.
“As a matter of fact, I told all the ministers that what we’re going to do is; for every single one we hire — every consultant that’s hired, cause government can’t go without them — they’re going to bring the report. We’re going to file it in Cabinet and we going to bring it to light in this House because the people’s money is to be accounted for.”
Earlier this week, the Premier’s office revealed that the Andrew Fahie administration was the one who invited Skelton Cline’s company to submit a proposal to secure the aforesaid contract.
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