Opposition calls for resignation of NHT Managing Director

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is demanding the resignation of the Managing Director of the National Housing Trust (NHT) after the agency reportedly signed a non-disclosure agreement for the settlement with Dexim Holdings Limited.

The NDA has raised concerns about transparency in public entities.

At a press conference today, Opposition Spokesman on Housing, Senator Floyd Morris, called for the details of the settlement to be published for public scrutiny. 

Senator Morris also described the settlement as a plundering of public funds – a move which he said should not go unpunished.

The Opposition has also disagreed with the NHT’s defence that the NDA withDexim Holdings is a requirement of court rules.

The NHT said the rules of court require that what takes place at mediation is kept confidential and not disclosed in any other context except as allowed by those same rules.

However, Opposition Spokesperson for Justice, Senator Donna Scott Mottley argued that the NDA is not an absolute agreement and is not as binding as was concluded in the past.

In appealing for the NHT to disclose the terms of the settlement, Senator Scott Mottley warned of the implications to the public, if disclosure is not permitted.

Meantime, the Junior Spokesperson, Zuleika Jess, clarified that the Opposition was not calling for the disclosure of what took place in mediation but only the terms of the settlement agreement.


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