Letter to the Sport Editor…GOA and AAG bosses called on to respond
Mr. K. Juman Yassin, (President of the Guyana Olympic Association) and Mr. Colin Boyce, (President of the Athletics Association of Guyana), I appeal to you both to go on record via the dailies and prove that Mr. Christopher Ram (Chartered Accountant) is totally wrong about Sports Offices/Administrations not producing financial reports. I make reference to Mr. C. Ram’s KN captioned report “Ram flays GOA over lack of accountability” dated May 1, 2012 and SN contribution dated May 2, 2012 and captioned “Ram’s Legacy.”
I respect both Mr. C. Ram’s and SN contribution, but I honestly don’t want to ever believe that both the GOA and AAG are guilty of accountability.
Editors and readers can attest to the fact that I have spent time, energies etc. over the years via the dailies making a special effort to highlight Track and Field Sport, appealing for the Business Community Intervention in terms of consideration of sponsorship for athletes because they are at a disadvantage. Yes, I have hit out to both the AAG and GOA when there was a need to and it’s nothing personal, but merely trying to understand the system and never has it ever crossed my mind that these two offices headed by responsible people would not have financial reports prepared/produced on an annual basis. It was Mr. C. Ram’s report that opened my eyes with the hope that a commentary will be forthcoming from both offices.
Respectfully Mr. Colin Boyce, as an organising member of the upcoming President’s/Jefford’s Meet in Linden on May 20, 2012, it will be wise for you or your Public Relations Officer to address Mr. Christopher Ram’s accusation about financial accountability of the office of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) which you are President of and this should be done at the Launching of the Linden Meet on May 8, 2012 at 11:00hrs at the Digicel’s Headquarters, Kingston.
Failing to address this current situation highlighted by Mr. Christopher Ram, It will leave me as a sports enthusiast to believe what he wrote in his report and honestly, I don’t want to believe it.