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Fuel scam probe stalled by “ghost names and ghost companies” – Harmon

 Months after the new administration had uncovered a massive fuel scam at the state-owned Guyana Oil Company (Guyoil) there has been no arrests on the issue and questions had begun surface about the legitimacy of the government’s claims.

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee on Monday had stated that the government was being inconsistent with its statements


Referencing the probe, he stated “six months after, there has been no word from Mr. (State Minister Joseph) Harmon about the outcome of either the “investigation” or “the probe”.

Questioned on Wednesday Harmon revealed that some of the outstanding probes have been taken up with the police.

Relative to the fuel scam, Harmon said that officials were unable to identify the persons suspected to be involved.

“Some of these matters have to be taken up by the police…companies and persons that have been involved and when we went to the place that these persons” there was nothing there, he said.

“Ghost names and ghost companies drawing fuel from GuyOil,” he added.

He however assured that “eventually” the officials will “get to that.”

Meanwhile it was revealed that the Government is now in consultation with companies that are seeking to supply “CRG” license plates for use by Government vehicles.

“We have had several proposals from companies abroad and from local companies as well…the plates will have some security features,” he stated.

  • Emile_Mervin

    Harmon, cut the crap! How do you go from telling the nation you uncovered a gas scam at GuyOil featuring specific players with names known

    • Dharamkumar02

      Emile rightfully said, however if even with the Ghost names and the Ghost Plates what about the Ministries, can they not be identified and held responsible. I have to say all these Probes and Inquiries about Corruptions against the PPP which we know took place, by now there should be a lot of Charges laid. I am now wondering like many others who voted against Corruptions, when are we going to see if ever any of these PPP Criminals charged. Thus far I am disappointed about the GPL guy who stole 29 Million and he promised to return the booty but so far to no avail. There is a lot of pussy footing with all these Corrupt Criminals and the Coalition Govt. Truly disappointing.

  • dezetante

    Until prosecution is made this coalition must stop the nonsense. We also cannot blame the PPP and Rohee for their outings. Ghost nameas and ghost companies? Is this coalition making up NANCY TORIE to paint the PPP/C? It would soon be a year and all they have done is giving themselves 50% HIKE and expensive audits that has resulted in NO ARRESTS……WHAT HAVEA THESE SO CALLED PROFESSIONALS BEEN DOING FOR THE 50% RAISE?

  • Shazadh Khan

    Well said…comment that is, not the article.