Samuda who was responding to questions from Opposition Spokesman on Education the Rev. Ronald Thwaites which had been tabled in the house, assured the House of Representatives that he will seek more details on the controversial credit card which was issued to the former minister Ruel Reid by the ministry.
Samuda, the Leader of the House, in response to a question from the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, said that was not aware of any practice on the part of the current administration to provide ministers with credit cards.
Speaker of the House, Pearnel Charles Snr indicated that he had never been aware of cabinet ministers being offered credit cards to pay their bills.
Responding to a question posed by Dr Phillips as to whether he was aware that the ministry's guidelines prohibits ministers from being issued credit cards and whether there was a breakdown in communications which led to Reid being issued one, Samuda insisted that the card could not have been given to the minister without the advice of someone with authority within the ministry.
“So I cannot venture into why or the method by which it was acquired,” Samuda told the Opposition Leader.
Samuda said that he did not have any more details as to who issued the card or who is responsible for payment of the debts, as it was just recently brought to his attention.
“I do not have the details…and I am not in a position to guide you any further on the matter,” he told Phillips.
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