Mr. Vic Puran – how about starting with ‘pro bono’ prosecution of drug traffickers’ assets?
Fip Motilall is now the proverbial flogged dead donkey of the PPP. He’s being whipped and whipped with fervour in an effort to pull the wool over the eyes of the people with regard to other staggering shamelessness and corruption like the Marriott deal, Airport extension, Ansa McAl land sale, etc. One seriously wonders if the Marriott will have its own laundry service.
Expectedly, after the horse has already bolted the barn and Motilall has collected taxpayers’ money to the tune of millions of US dollars and has most likely shipped it offshore probably to some sheltered havens, Vic Puran emerges to offer his services to fight corruption for his old friend, Donald Ramotar.
This letter seems equally about salvaging Ramotar’s reputation as it is about fighting corruption. After the dust is settled and the dirty deed is done, Vic Puran emerges from the shadows to offer his services pro bono to prosecute Motilall and his supposed watchman, Dr. Krishna Narine of SRKN Enineering.
Puran contends that enough evidence exists to warrant an investigation. I now publicly ask Vic Puran if he is willing to extend his pro bono legal fighting services to prosecute and seize the assets on behalf of the Guyanese people of drug traffickers who have corrupted and stained the state?
Mr. Puran, how about a pro bono effort to seize Roger Khan’s assets in Guyana after he openly admitted in a US court that he trafficked drugs? What about the application of your free services for the capture of assets belonging to David Clarke, Peter Morgan and others who served and are serving time after pleading guilty in the USA?
Somebody has to prosecute Motilall but why not pursue those assets of convicted drug traffickers which in any country with a functioning rule of law would be very amenable to pursuit and seizure? There is more evidence to support grabbing those assets on behalf of the Guyanese people, right?
If Donald Ramotar walks out of the presidency because he is frustrated with the deluge of wrongdoing surrounding him while doing nothing about it, it will confirm his failure.
So far, he has failed on tackling corruption and wrongdoing and his PPP constituency is taking note. If a man is personally decent but does nothing to confront institutional wrongdoing and pillage when he has been given the mantle of Chief Executive of an entire nation, he has failed. His personal decency, morality and integrity are rendered meaningless.
In fact, it is tainted and corrupted by his inaction. For when a leader does absolutely nothing to stop wrongdoing, his own personal character, no matter how decent, becomes corrugated and tainted. It is the curse of leadership.
An offer to prosecute pro bono is meaningless when the executive and presidential will to battle corruption is weak. Vic Puran could offer his unpaid services from now to eternity but as long as Donald Ramotar refuses to stand up and be counted as a man of not just personal integrity but patriotic and nationalistic integrity in putting country before party by authorizing action on the corruption even amongst those who he formerly held dear, it will amount to nothing more than hot air. I believe that Motilall’s contract was cancelled to prevent him from exposing the beasts within the PPP in open Parliament.
When has the PPP ever assembled any evidence of possible stealing against any key public official it does not view as expendable? Will Puran offer his services to assault those who obtain tens of billions of public’s taxes in contracts by false pretences by delivering deliberately inadequate work to magnify their profits?
I hope Vic Puran contemplates these other pressing matters needing pro bono legal services.
That is if Donald Ramotar has the gumption to ever launch an investigation into the plethora of corruption cases crippling this country. I am not a betting man but I would hazard a strong guess that Vic Puran’s offer will remain on the table gathering dust for eternity now that the ball is in Donald Ramotar’s court to command prosecution into corruption. And by the way, Motilall is not enough. Many more must come to light.