THE Parliamentary Opposition has accused the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC) of misleading people in this nation in trying to defend Skyline Investment Group Company.
Recently, the OPMC in a statement said Skyline Investment Group was introduced to them by the Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Fiji Patterson Oti and that the company was genuine.
But on Wednesday this week, the Solomon Star in an article reported that Mr Oti denied the statement made by the OPMC saying that he never introduced the company to the Government, and he only facilitated the visit by the company executives to the country.
“The OPMC in an attempt to protect the questionable individual and alleged international scammer had gone to the extreme of misleading people of this nation,” the statement said.
It added the denial by Mr Oti only raises more questions why the OPMC and the Government has chosen to remain silent and are protecting a person with questionable character and history.
“Why is the OPMC protecting this particular investor and has since remained tight-lipped over the background of the investor and the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between both parties to date?
“It is highly suspicious that the Prime Minister and his officials are doing all they can to defend the company amidst all the controversial actions taken by the company; particularly leaving trails of unpaid bills everywhere,” the Opposition said
The statement said the Opposition still stands on their previous statement that the whole housing scheme is a ‘scam’ and the Government must terminate all arrangements with the investor and Skyline Investment Group forthwith.
“The Opposition is demanding the Prime Minister to come clean with their arrangements with Skyline Investment because everything that has been happening since this investor was introduced to this country is nothing but fishy,” the statement said.
The statement said whilst the OPMC owes a lot of explanation to the Government; they must also tell the truth and apologise to the people for misleading them.