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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 15:23 by Writer

 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.