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PPP taking former PNCR, current govt parliamentarians to court over filing of assets

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is preparing to take several former People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and current government parliamentarians to court for allegedly failing to file their assets with the Integrity Commission from as far back as 2001.

The Opposition Leader’s office said PPP parliamentarian, Juan Edghill, in his capacity as a private citizen, on Wednesday formally asked Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency, Abena Moore for information in keeping with the provisions of the Access to Information Act of 2011.

The intentions expressed by Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, to advance private criminal action against People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Parliamentarians who breached the provisions of the Integrity Commission Act, are being acted on.

Government and the opposition are in a constant tug-o-war over which one is corrupt. No legal action had been taken against the PNCR and APNU parliamentarians by the then PPPC administration that held power from 1992 to 2015.

Edghill asked more for the names of the People National Congress Reform (PNCR) parliamentarians of the 8th and 9th Parliament who failed to submit to the Integrity Commission of Guyana the statutorily required submission of the schedule iii declaration forms (2) disclosing their Income, Assets and Liabilities of themselves and immediate family for those years 2001-2006 and 2006-2011.

He also wants the names of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) parliamentarians in the 10th Parliament who failed to submit to the Integrity Commission of Guyana the statutorily required submission of the schedule iii declaration forms (2) disclosing their Income, Assets and Liabilities of themselves and immediate family for the years 2011-2015.

“The above requested information is intended to be used in the pursuit of private criminal charges against identified delinquents in accordance with section 22 of Integrity Commission Acts 1997,” Edghill told the Ministry of the Presidency’s Permanent Secretary.

The Integrity Commission has been effectively shut down for several months now. Government had announced plans  to introduce a legal code for ministers as part of the Integrity Commission Act.

  • Col123

    These folks running Guyana appears to be loaded with assets which can be laborious to inventory. Lord knows how much they are taking to show St. Peter ! How on earth would Jaggie take his mansion to heaven or hell or purgatory?

    • Gtloyal

      He is not a Christian so he doesn’t believe in “heaven or hell or purgatory”. He believes (and encourages followers to do likewise), in getting rich here on earth even if that means having to covet what belongs to others …. You know that.

      • Col123

        Oops.. forgot that only Christians have the option of heaven, hell or purgatory…. for anyone to enter the kingdom of heaven, he must be born again thingy….Whether the dude covets and encourages others… he will have to answer for that…. but if he accepts the Lord as his savior, the dude can make it to heaven….

  • Kassem_B

    ‘PPP taking former PNCR, current govt parliamentarians to court over filing of assets’
    Good idea
    We need to know who are the cheaters and who should be entitled to be our law makers

    • rudeo

      PNC with clean hands and hearts!

  • Gtloyal

    For these PPP guys, opposition means disturbing and interfering with the normal functioning of government regardless of if it means spending taxpayers money foolishly or causing the people to suffer.
    The PNC/R, especially those members in government, brought this one upon themselves by their refusal (for whatever reasons), or inability, to bring law breaking officials to justice. How many laws were broken by those who were in past governments yet the incumbent has seen it fit to do nothing about it.
    BTW, SN, while you are at it, what assets were filed by Juan Edghill, MP, and by his boss, the Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, with the Integrity Commission for the time they have been in government? A comparison of their submission over the years, if such exists, should be interesting! That should come up in court for the interest of all.
    We the people should know about all submissions, for that matter.

    • Col123

      Agree GT….. the comedy herein is since Independence, not many in our government has anything to show for all that was pilfered and stolen from taxpayers. Typically, it was squandered…except for Hammie and a few others!… Jaggie mansion has the potential to become a Heritage site for future tourism… and you may not want an opposition, but there are some where around 200K “self destructive ” supporters of the PPP who would differ!

      • Gtloyal

        Don’t go off thinking for me again … that I “may not want an opposition …”. Its infantile ….
        An opposition is necessary but must be constructive, working for the benefit of the nation … not vindictive and malicious, only obstructing the government’s progress with constant maneuverings and manipulations just so as to fulfil their personal ambitions … that’s profoundly immoral and malevolent.

        • Col123

          I would add just as the PNC when in opposition………with slow fyah, moh fyah, gyam fyah!…..

          • Gtloyal

            Apaan jhaat.

          • Col123

            APNU JHAAT!!! ?

          • Gtloyal

            Everyone knows where that came from and to who it belongs. Shame on those who took it as their doctrine. Shame on those who support them. The pradovillains say that it means “to each his own … pocket!”

          • Col123

            You may want to check on the US Embassy released documents on Mr Granger… if you wish, then you can get the full flavor of your retort!

          • Gtloyal

            Answer me this: why are they helping him now? Everyone can see that.

          • Col123

            The same reasons why they are friends with the leaders of those Islamic states… whose religion they scorn!…. and you believe that they have any regard for people of color?…my goodness GT!!!!and you are an overseas educated guy?…and this is how you understand this world?…and you want to join feddie to govern Guyana?….Lord help us!

  • rs dasai

    NO.

  • Col123

    Bud… I made it easy for the lord… I have requested a job in the bar in hell, where all the loose women are!

  • Col123

    pass Judgement!!! Where???… judge not for ye be judged… there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth and for those without, their gums shall bear the strain!

  • Gtloyal

    Pradovillain style!

  • Gtloyal

    That’s not exactly what it says but that’s how we know where the Pradovillains will go.

  • Gtloyal

    They aren’t doing anything but spending taxpayers money foolishly. The other bishop left years ago (if you know what I am talking about), no one has replaced him, and there are no others in that particular office to submit anything to … apart from it having been installed illegally!

    • Kassee

      First line.Your opinion.If it was installed illegally,why the present gov’t. did not correct that and let the commission function.?

      • Gtloyal

        What’s was good for the goose should be good for the gander, don’t you think?