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Omar Shariff fired as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency

Omar Shariff has been fired from the post of Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency.

The ministry said his services have been terminated with effect December 31, 2016.

The subject of a probe into alleged financial crimes by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) , Shariff has denied such allegations but has conceded that he has unsettled tax matters with the Guyana Revenue Authority in relation to the sale of phone credit.

Government said  Ms Abena Moore has been appointed to the position of substantive Permanent Secretary as of January 3, 2017.

On June 30, 2016, Mr. Shariff was sent on leave by Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, pending an investigation by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) of the Guyana Police Force.

Shariff, a one-time staunch supporter and member of the People’s Progressive Party up to the time it lost power in the May 2015 general elections, appeared briefly in the Magistrate

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon (Center) with Permanent Secretary of then Ministry of the Presidency, Omar Sharif at right.

s’ Court on Thursday.

His lawyer succeeded in having the contempt case put down until a decision is made in a High Court challenge he has filed.


  • ExPPP_Man

    He was given a long leash – about time they put a stop to all this.

    • Charles Selman

      He should feel the brunt of the law.
      But what about the Banks which accepted these large deposits without waving red flags? Weren’t they acting in concert?

  • eddie

    and the masquerade continue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he is fired before a verdict of guilt or innocence is given… wonder if the government is privy to the judge decision and if so why the rush LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL,,,at least for once display some sort of knowing what you are doing

    • rudeo

      breaking news…prosecution drop charges….ha ha hee hee ho ho…waaahhhhh!

    • eddie

      that there new MO to get rid of the Indians,,, make frivolous charges, drop charge now get you arese out of here we just label you a thief and as long we say so it’s the law

  • Col123

    This now appears to confirm that this dude was CEREMONIOUSLY LYNCHED like southern slaves, to appeal to those who profess vehemently, that they see beyond the race issues in Guyana. The cleansing will continue with the burial of the 11 percenters…Grangie does not care ” how tings gon look ” and the cycle continues with these religious chaps grabbing things like trump…

  • eddie

    only if we had competent people that know what the hell there are doing we could have had that answer,,, stop getting jealous of the man money

  • eddie

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! so who is the bag man for Lil Joe and the 5M US