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Jan 22, 2015

Fonseca Speaks on Barnett’s Resignation

Dean Barrow

The U.D.P. has placed great emphasis on Barnett’s integrity in public life, and Prime Minister Barrow has stated publicly that it is perhaps her strongest point. The Prime Minister is also using that claim to integrity as an attack on the P.U.P.  On Wednesday, he told the gathering that indeed, Barnett’s integrity was so formidable that when she encountered corruption in the previous P.U.P. administration, she walked rather than be a part of it as Financial Secretary.

 

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“The government of the day had concealed matters from the Financial Secretary. After it was discovered and I think Minister Godwin Hulse played a huge role in that. After the fact of that secret guarantee to UHS had been discovered, consistent with her creed, her credo of integrity, Dr. Barnett clearly had no choice but the resign when the disclosure was made public.”

 

Francis Fonseca

Reporter

“Yesterday both the Prime Minister and Dr. Barnett expressed that one of her strong points, her claim to fame so to speak, is that she resigned from the previous P.U.P. administration for what she perceived as things she could not stomach. Do you think that would be any kind of an issue in any campaign she would wage against you in Freetown?”

 

Francis Fonseca, P.U.P. Leader

“I don’t know…that’s the first time I am hearing that. I never heard her express that to the government at the time. As far as I’m aware she resigned for medical reasons. But I don’t know, the bottom line is that the allegations of corruption are nothing now. That’s absolute nonsense, certainly as it relates to me, so she can wage any kind of campaign that she wants. At the end of the day the people of Freetown know who I am, what I represent, what I have done for them, their families and the division.”

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1 Response for “Fonseca Speaks on Barnett’s Resignation”

  1. Ricky Malthus says:

    Barnet alleges she walked away from PUP corruption but landed as an active participant in UDP live corruption. It is alleged she received $250K bze to cut and paste the crap that is called ” Horizon 2030″. Let’s see her implement that 2030 nonsense and stop jumping from one high profile, high paying sinecure to the other and not accomplishing anything. Show what you have actually accomplished for the taxpayers’ money you received.

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