Guyanese must stand up for Procurement Commission‏ – AFC

Guyanese must stand up for Procurement Commission‏ – AFC

 In light of Ramkarran’s statement

June 27th, 2013 -AFC Press Release  – The revelations by the former high ranking PPP/C executive member and sole nominee of the PPPC  for the position of speaker of the current parliament,  about the management of the country and the manner in which decisions are arrived at, by the Government in his article entitled the  Kleptocratic Republic of Guyana [article link], have confirmed the worst fears of the citizenry.

Mr. Ralph Ramkarran S.C. disclosed that at the apex of corruption in Guyana is, “a group of wealthy and influential businessmen who have high political connections.”

Most revealing in his disclosure was the following; “They have access through their political connections, to information on potential opportunities that are likely to emerge in the near to medium term and  are in a position to make investments now as to cash in on those opportunities down the road. The PPP leadership is supported and financed by all these groups and state decisions are influenced by their interests.” 

In short the opportunities for genuine investment, fair and equitable economic advancement are restricted to a small group of politically connected  PPP businessmen.

The consequence of this sort of bogus national development is the accelerated marginalization of persons who are outside of this group and the creation of a permanent underclass of citizens whose exclusion from participation in the growth and development of the land of their birth is enduring.

In the light of Mr. Ramkarran’s disclosure,  the AFC calls for the immediate release of the names of all contractors and businessmen who have been the beneficiaries of government contracts for sums in excess of G$1B and the publication of the circumstances in which they were awarded these contracts.

The most egregious revelation made by former high ranking insider  was  that  “the reason why the Public Procurement Commission will never be established is that the PPP is a political organization that now represents a section of the petit bourgeoisie whose interests… conflict with acceptable standards of integrity.”

The AFC is of the opinion that the time has now come for Guyanese society to stand up and increase their agitation for the immediate establishment  of the  Public Procurement Commission as a matter of national urgency.

Guyana can no longer tolerate or withstand a government which is bent on perpetuating the corrupt and biased distribution of the country’s wealth and opportunities for benefit of a politically connected few. [END]

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  • Restorer  On 06/28/2013 at 10:21 pm

    And the school children say “Bam Bam, Bambalaite Bam” Granny say ” Ting na regula” Restorer says, ” Let’s begin a public conversation on who we are as a Guyanese people and what we want to achieve let’s say in fifty years time for OUR CITIZENRY.” God Bless Guyana.

  • Cyril Boodhoo  On 06/29/2013 at 11:48 am

    This is nothing new to the world of Opportunists. On the Stock Exchange this is referred to as insider trading. He who pays the piper always calls the tune!If you view Preferential Investment in Projects as a way to development in Guyana, so be it. It is also hard to divorce the Politics from these kinds of decisions no matter at which level, executive, administrative, political or you name it. This is a world wide phenomena. Greed and more greed will eventually consume all of us till doomsday!

  • francis jackson  On 06/30/2013 at 5:14 am

    where is APNU on this one?

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