Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Ali Hack on Monday has discontinued the charges against two senior government officials, Minister Volda Lawrence and Dr. George Norton.
PPP MP, Anil Nadlall, had filed private criminal charges against the two Ministers. The charges are that Minister of Health, Volda Lawrence, sometime between 16th January and 16th February 2017, she authorized the sole sourcing for the purchasing of drugs and medial supplies for the Georgetown Public Hospital from Ansa McAl Limited in the sum of $605 962,200 million.
As for Minister Norton, he has been accused of authorizing the rental of a Sussex street property to a close associated of his government for the sum of $12,500,00 per month.
The Attorney noted that he is following the precedent set out by SOCU that was used to charge two former high ranking officials of the past PPP government. He further noted that the courts will find favor in his application. Chief Magistrate Ann Mcleannon has summoned the two Minister to court, they will make their first appearance on 24th April, 2018.
The DPP noted that the matter should have been investigated by the police first.