The money used for the surprise birthday party that was hosted for former Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley, have been repaid to PetroJam.
This was disclosed by Director of communications in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Robert Nesta Morgan yesterday in a statement online.
The revelation about the surprise birthday party was contained in a comprehensive audit of Petrojam and its parent company, Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), tabled in Parliament on December 4, 2018.
Following the report Wheatley committed to paying back the funds, with assistance from other friends and stakeholders.
The report revealed that former general manager Floyd Grindley approved payments for invoices totalling $2.6 million in relation to two parties which were of “a personal and private nature”.
Wheatley’s party amounted to $1.5 million, which included a cost of US$2,427 for food and beverage and US$1,000 for a four-tiered topsy turvy chocolate cake.