Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has officially responded to a decision by Dominica the Integrity Commission to investigate the alleged villas scandal.
Talk Show Host Lennox Linton filed complaints against Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit alleging that as Cabinet Chairman he used his official influence to secure concessions for a business venture in which he is alleged to have an ownership interest.
The IPO has ruled that the matter will be investigated.
But Prime Minister Skerrit said the probe into the matter will prove “once and for all” that he isn’t involved in the villa scandal.
Prime Minister Skerrit who is overseas on business said via a telephone interview, that the IPO Commission has not reached a conclusion that he own or has an interest in the Villas.
“I have no interest in those villas and I have not acted in any way in breach of the code of conduct under the act. The issue of conflict of interest in Cabinet does not arise because I have said on countless occasions that I am not the owner and I do not have monies invested in Blaircourt. I never used my office for personal gains or I the furtherance of any alleged interest in villas. I have no doubt that this will be satisfactory established,” he said.
The Prime Minister said he is welcoming the move in an effort to finally putting the matter to rest.