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Gov’t promises to release contract with ExxonMobil

Government has once again buckled under public pressure and has decided to release the oil contract with ExxonMobil following much protest from civil society and the Parliamentary Opposition, the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C).

State Minister, Joseph Harmon made the disclosure during a post cabinet press briefing moments ago where he noted that the decision to release the document was taken by the Cabinet.

When asked how the decision meshes with the Government’s previous defence for not releasing the contract, Harmon said the Government will deal with it eventually.

Government had previously stated that it will not be releasing the contract for security reasons and because of some confidentiality clause.

Opposition Leader, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo had already debunked those two arguments, which were advanced by the government.

Jagdeo had explained that there was nothing preventing the coalition from making the contract public.

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