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International review of audit reports, independent legal advice needed- AFC

The Alliance For Change (AFC) wants an independent review of several audit reports and the hiring of independent legal advisors to determine if anyone should be charged, to avoid claims of a witch-hunt.

“The party is of the view that the series of audit reports into apparent irregularities in various government agencies should be supplemented by a review by experienced independent international forensic auditors and thereafter submitted to high quality external professional independent legal advice with a view to proceeding to prosecution where warranted,” the AFC said in a statement at the end of a one-day leadership retreat.

Well-placed sources told Demerara Waves Online News that the AFC appeared concerned about the competence of local prosecution because the records show that the cases fail. The sources explained that international legal advice would help insulate government from any claims that it is on a witch-hunt.

The AFC source said the party leadership believed that government should not delay in “having a strong hand on those who are found culpable not only of corrupt transactions but also malfeasance in public office.”

After spending almost GYD$200 million on several forensic audits, no one has been prosecuted to date since APNU+AFC coalition government took office almost one year ago.

At least 50 forensic audits have been conducted at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Guyana Energy Agency (GEA),  Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), the Guyana Gold Board, E-Governance Project, National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU).

  • KassemB

    ‘International review of audit reports, independent legal advice needed- AFC’
    Ass to face politics
    We should have had independent auditors from day one. Then there will be no selected leaks to media day in day out to fan the flame of hate, division in our society and non-cohesion.
    When are we going to have full details and circumstances surrounding the apparent fertilizer contract with Hardat R Singh and the GRB/Gov’t?
    Where is TIG, Annan G and Chris R on this?

  • Emile_Mervin

    The AFC is pushing NOW for international audits after the coalition spent GY$133m in local audits, and the sole reason is to prevent claims of political witch hunting? What utter foolishness is this?

    In law-abiding democracies, governments do not control law enforcement agencies, which is why even those in government can be caught and fried by the law. In Guyana, the government dictates to the police and decides what cases go to the DPP, instead of police and DPP operating independently and doing their jobs.

    Who is to say that the same way Harmon called off the seizure of Baishanlin’s vehicles, plans were called off to pursue criminal indictments based on audit revelations? Political interference is protecting corruption again!

    Political witch hunting, therefore, is the PPPs trump card to stop the coalition from using its influence over the DPP and police from cleaning up government, and it has worked.

    Ironically, the same way some PPP political operatives in 1992 called for criminal investigations into the PNC regime and Cheddi Jagan said he was not interested in witch hunting his predecessors, thereby leading to PPP operatives engaging in corrupt activuties, we are witnessing a repeat of the same behavior today.

    There is strong resistance to prosecuting the PPP thieves because it allows the coalition thieves to do their own thing.

    At this point, Guyana is watching a race to the bottom among political hyenas competing for meats and scraps from the fat of government! If the PPP gets back in power, nothing changes.

    Only a tsunami can save this land?

    • ExPPP_Man

      After spending almost GYD$200 million on several forensic audits, no one has been prosecuted to date since APNU+AFC coalition government took office almost one year ago.

      • Emile_Mervin

        The reason there has been no prosecution was just revealed in the order to stop seizing Baishanlin’s vehicles.

        • eddie

          LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLL,, so it there time now to continue the corruption

  • ExPPP_Man

    200 million were given to party donors to find avenues to prosecute the PPP; to date not one charge was laid. Witch hunting is what it is. All the East Indians that held senior offices were replaced by Afro Guyana, blatant ethnic cleansing.

    • Emile_Mervin

      The PPP placed a lot of East Indians in politically appointed jobs, and when there was regime change, the political appointees suffered. Others were removed for corrupt reasons. Still, it is a pee-pee washing down doo-doo! All human waste.

      • ExPPP_Man

        So you now calling all PPP East Indians human waste ? You need to take a look in the mirror, you will see a perfect example of human waste.

        • Emile_Mervin

          Pity your limited reasoning caused you to deduct from my post that I am calling East Indians human waste. My great grandfather hails from India, so haul off and come again!

      • eddie

        point taken a lot of political appointment was done by the PPP and that the reason they lost the election or for a better word not in government,,,, but why is this government hell bent of repeating the same mistake they were just blasting… because from top to bottom nobody seem to know what they are doing and in saying that I am not calling for a dictatorship just have a leader,,, a captain has never been accuse of been a dictator 🙂

    • Col123

      Did you sell the govt. the cleaning agent/s?…was it a cold shower?…I know that we have blackouts…so hot shower is out…

  • george wiltshire

    O what a tangled web we weave when we are attempting deceptions. God forbid that these guys are now in a quagmire. I have been saying to them that a group of Christians are praying for this nation for the last twenty years. We are stepping up the pace. Every underhand deal will be exposed. We are seeking to save this nation from what the devil is imagining. Can you not see .what are the plans of the devil?

    • Col123

      G: them prayers are working well… don’ give up hope…just remember that the KKK pray also!

  • Col123

    Well…even prayers can’t help these folks…or they don’t have a prayer…Who is advising these folks?…Habib Khan?…OK..so you don’t know the best Guyanese comedian!…