Energy Ministry reconsiders decision to add overseas directors to Petrojam committee

by October 8th, 2019

The Energy Ministry has reconsidered its decision to add two overseas directors to Petrojam’s Technical Committee.

The decision follows concern raised by Opposition Spokesman on Energy, Phillip Paulwell, that the Board of Directors of the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam was expanded without any public announcement and that at least two of the new appointees lived overseas.

Mr. Paulwell had called for the Energy Minister to give details on the current size and composition of the Petrojam Board, and whether any non-Jamaican interests were represented on the board.

Speaking at a quarterly press briefing this morning, (October 08), Energy Minister, Fayval Williams, noted that the original articles of Petrojam allowed for up to 10 directors and the ministry decided to go back to this provision.

Mrs. Williams said, the boards and committees have already begun meeting.

On the matter of overseas appointees, she noted that the ministry will continue its search for two candidates.