SARA finds State properties left in wills for officials’ children

“So this is what took place under the previous regime… SARA

SARA Special Assistant, Eric Phillips

Phillips said, “So this is what took place under the previous regime…We found that a lot of the appointees were appointed for particular reasons. But we have been able to correct this through inventories and working with the regions to say what is your asset base?

“Who is managing these properties and what is the status of it? By bringing order to this, we were able to find properties which the State didn’t even know belonged to it because there are instances where people renovated them and were living in them like it is their own.”

Philips said that SARA found cases where an agency would buy equipment which ended up in the hands of another entity and then it was being leased to the original purchaser. He said that this occurred with the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).

The official said that the State’s assets were essentially in “total disarray.”

Phillips said, “It was confusion and so we spent a long time in the regions correcting this and it saved us millions of dollars. We lost a lot of vehicles and equipment in the past because they were bought and not being inventoried. Vehicles and equipment were all over the place with different owners.”
The SARA official said that proper systems for transparency and accountability are now in place. (BY KIANA WILBURG)

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  • Linda  On 06/02/2019 at 12:38 pm

    Not surprised at all. There was no mention as to whether SARA plan to prosecute those responsible for these illegal activities. These are serious crimes that need to be addressed immediately. No long drawn out crap…just get it done.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 06/03/2019 at 12:39 pm

    Linda: At some point we must get on with our lives – productive lives.

    We don’t have to go very far to find indications of hundreds of people who have committed grave – brutal – crimes against humanity.

    Here is a lead: “Brexit’s Colonial Roots” on this blog is an example.

    Meanwhile, you are talking about some misplaced property that has already been recovered.

    This Revenge-Vendetta-Mode you are harbouring will do you no good – Get over yourself!

    There is work to be done: Paving the roads, mending fences and so on – Let’s get on with it!!

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