National Security Minister Hermangild Francis has said that he knows nothing about an investigation into Minister in the Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives, Senator Jimmy Henry.
“I don’t know anything about the minister being investigated or the minister being involved in any illegality, but the Prime Minister is the one who should be able to speak to that – he is the lead minister and as an ordinary minister I don’t think that I should comment about the absence of Mr. Henry at this time,” Francis said in response to questions from reporters.
Media reports had indicated that Henry would tender his resignation, while he himself has said that he has no comment to make on those reports.
Francis described talk about an investigation into Henry as ‘politics’.
“This is politics – anything goes in politics especially some persons who have no scruples will try and use as much destabilising tactics as possible,” the former Deputy Police Commissioner said.
However he explained that the current administration has been given a mandate to do the work of the people.
Francis said the government is trying to do its best so that Saint Lucians can be happy with the administration’s performance.