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Ministry of Presidency’s Permanent Secretary arrested for alleged financial crimes

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon (Center)

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP), Mr. Omar Sharif has been sent on leave by Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon. 

Sharif is a former senior member of the People’s Progressive Party and a former head of that party’s youth arm, the Progressive Youth Organisation.

In a letter dated June 30, 2016 to Mr. Shariff, Minister Harmon wrote, “You will recall having informed me that you are now the subject of an investigation by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) of the Guyana Police Force”.

The Minister, therefore, informed Mr. Shariff in that letter that he should proceed on his Annual Leave from July 1, 2016 to enable him to fully cooperate with the investigation.  Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communities, Ms. Abena Moore will take up the role of Acting Permanent Secretary at MOTP.

  • rudeo

    I am shocked… many sent off on leave pending audits….no charges of any breach of the law….now to quote Greenidge ” if we had competent prosecution and good judges….” This is a serious indictment against professionals…..more display of arrogance by this poppy show govt

  • Emile_Mervin

    And where are the documents from the Chinese showing the US$5M in GT& T shares were either waived or paid? How hard is it to produce these documents?

    • Col123

      The question is not is ..Who has the evidence on whom!…

  • Col123

    A month or more without any talk of unity govt…social cohesion or social dehiscence ?.. Social disorder or social disease?… OK.. Social disorder is gyam fyah…them PPP guys are not running anything now .. so hold off on the fyah …Mr President ..What took you so long to clean house… Them Indos are on the ropes.. it is just the knock out punch now…lets do it!

    • rs dasai

      Social cohesion on the loose?

  • Gtloyal

    Demerarawaves, riding on the crest of truth! This article, posted by Denis Chabrol, has as its headline:
    1) “Ministry of Presidency’s Permanent Secretary arrested for alleged financial crimes”
    It then goes on to say:
    2) “Mr. Omar Sharif has been sent on leave …”
    I ask: Was he arrested or sent on leave? What should I believe? Your headline says he was arrested but the article says something different. Are you trying to manipulate someone, DW? These are the things that should be stopped and those responsible, disciplined, by the relevant authorities. When a journalist or any news service intentionally misinforms the public, they are creating a scenario where the possibility of people being harmed, or damage done, is present. Shouldn’t the news be objective , timely and accurate?

  • Col123

    He was played for a fool…I can see Ramjattam and Nagaraman ..both wetting their shorts..

  • Col123

    you lost me on who have brains ..but I did get you on the $hit head part…