APEC assets ‘in order’

APEC Minister Justin Tkatchenko says all APEC assets are in order.

They are just waiting to be distributed through, he stressed, the proper process.

It is still unclear whether the much-talked about APEC luxury sports cars were procured using proper process.

However, both the APEC Minister and Prime Minister maintain that these vehicles – the 40 Maseratis and three Bentleys – will be sold in a transparent manner.

Early this month, bidding was open for the vehicles, with the Central Supply and Tenders Board, on behalf of the Finance Department, inviting the general public to bid for the items.

Prior to that, calls were made for the return of APEC vehicles and assets.

APEC Minister Justin Tkatchenko has now given the assurance that everything has been returned.

“All the vehicles are in order, are ready to be distributed out appropriately,” he said.

“We don’t go on what is put on Facebook and social media and rely on lies and rubbish from tired politicians. The situation is that, the proper processes are now being followed, all the vehicles are with us.

“When it comes to the APEC Authority, those that are still out or with our staff or with some departments that still require them, but otherwise, all the assets are in order, and we look forward for them to be distributed through the proper process, which the Department of Finance is still doing.”

Tkatchenko further said Ela Motors had to call police in to help recover two of their vehicles that were allegedly missing, refuting out of context social media claims.

Meantime, inspection dates for registered bidders will be on February 11th-12th at T-Wharf, while the closing date is on February 16th.

(APEC Minister Justin Tkatchenko)

Carmella Gware