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Karim: Exorcist wanted to find $M ghost

A GHOST buster is eagerly wanted to clear out ghosts from the On The Job (OJT) Training Scheme office in Chaguanas, said Chaguanas East MP Fazal Karim, speaking in Thursday’s Lower House debate on the Mid-Year Review. Ghosts are names of people invented to fraudulently collect wages or other payments.

He scoffed at claims by Labour Minister Jennifer Baptiste-Primus that she had spent the last two years chasing ghosts in the OJT programme, as reported by Newsday. “Well I have news for the exorcist. The exorcist is required ASAP. There’s a ghost that was transferred from the Port of Spain OJT office to the Chaguanas head office, and that ghost was paying 29 other ghosts, one of whom was his mother, and members of his family, in excess of $1 million of OJT funds.

“So we call on the exorcist to make sure we find that ghost.”

Karim also called for details of the Bespoke Tailoring Programme and asked if its head Andrew Ramroop was teaching a similar programme in the UK by which means his endeavours in TT could gain accreditation. He asked why the programme was run under the Trade Ministry not the Education Ministry.

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