ST JOHN’S, Antigua – All Saints West ALP candidate Daven Joseph, is accusing MP and Junior Minister of Housing Chanlah Codrington of exploiting his public office as it pertains to the new Lightfoot housing project he green-lighted.
“I think that it is a very serious situation and a point for concern … We have to be careful how we pursue projects and avoid conflict of interest or even the perception of conflict of interest. Mr Codrington has a pattern of using his public office to assist his family,” said Daven Joseph in an interview with OBSERVER Media.
The junior minister told OBSERVER Media this week that a ground-breaking ceremony will soon be held for a low-income housing project in his constituency that will be spearheaded by his brother, Miles Codrington, under the Midland Building Company.
“Mr Codrington is now coming and telling us that his brother has gotten those lands. What happened to those demands for land by residents in the ASW area? Why didn’t he distribute these lands among families in these areas so that they can go about to build their own homes,” Joseph queried.
He also called upon Codrington to disclose the names of the principle owners of the Midland Building Company, to see whether the junior minister is an owner.
Joseph also alleges that the junior minister was instrumental in securing a labour officer position for his wife in the All Saints West Constituency, which he represents.