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May 31, 2017

Finnegan Asks – What is Ultimate Purpose of Senate Inquiry?

One lone U.D.P. minister who says that the senate inquiry has not run its course is Mesopotamia area rep, Michael Finnegan. He says that it is the prerogative of the Senate Special Select Committee to determine when the hearings should come to an end. Finnegan says that the proceedings have revealed that there’s corruption within the Immigration Department, but he questions whether at the end of it all, anyone will face the music.


Michael Finnegan

Michael Finnegan, Area Rep., Mesopotamia

“In my view, the process should continue. And when the Senate decides that the process must come to an end, this is when it must come to an end. But I don’t believe that anybody should interfere or tell the Senate when the process must come to an end. And if it continues, it doesn’t bother me because what people want, people want the politicians. But what is coming out right now, yo noh di get the politicians. Yo di get that the immigration department is a corrupt institution. The immigration department is corrupt; that there are public officers who are corrupt. I believe that most of the immigration officers at the Immigration Department are good and decent people, but there are spoils within the organization and that is coming up. But as far as I am concerned there is no bombshell that I didn’t know or you didn’t know. Nobody needed to tell you that the Immigration Department…that rocket is being run there; that visa was being sold there; that things were going under the table. They don’t need to tell you that or tell me that. You knew that and I knew that. When this done, when the process is completed, will somebody stand before the bar of justice? Will it? Or maybe the inquiry is to when we get all the findings, then the inquiry will serve to rehabilitate the department and to set what was wrong right?”

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