Former energy minister Dr Andrew Wheatley says he is now in talks with friends and stakeholders about repaying the money that was used by Petrojam to throw him a surprise birthday party.
The former minister last week declared that he was not aware of the level of expenditure for the party which he attended based on an invitation.
He said he has since been in discussions with friends to find a way to pay back the money, as he does not have that sort of money personally.
Wheatley said “the auditor general’s findings, including the party, has been a message to me, a message to members of the Government, and a message to members of the Opposition who once formed the government, that we need to open our eyes and use this as an opportunity to fix things in government at all levels”.
Wheatley’s response followed a stinging public criticisms of the findings of the Auditor Generals Report, which disclosure that some $1.5 million was spent by Petrojam to throw him a surprise birthday party.