Peeping Tom has got it wrong
Over the last few weeks I have been reading PEEPING TOM with some concern as to who or what can write such drivel, but today, he took the cake in his article asking why question NICIL about Prado 2. In this article he also suggests that the opposition is making accusations and asking NICIL to prove it wrong and suggesting that this is not how the Justice System operates.
I have to tell this PEEPING TOM that his idea of JUSTICE here is incorrect. The JUST thing is for NICIL to come clean and tell the public what it has been doing, and NOT for someone to ask questions.
This is about a PUBLIC COMPANY properly reporting to the people of Guyana what it has done with assets that the company was handed as custodian for the PEOPLE. In all other societies, questions would have been raised in parliament and the subject MP would have had to respond. I recall seeing in Trinidad the opposition asking how much money was spent on the Prime Minister’s trip to India and the Minister having to respond with details. That was in fact nothing compared with what we have here.
In Guyana, NICIL has disposed of assets of the people of Guyana but has NOT informed them as to how those assets were disposed of, what were the proceeds of the sale and where those proceeds are now located. These include the Sanata Complex, lands sold to developers and the lands sold for the development of PRADO 2. These are all legitimate questions and I am amazed that they have not yet been asked in parliament and instead, we are awaiting this enquiry into NICIL.
Justice delayed is justice denied and this is apparently what is happening here. Without doubt, NICIL has sold lots of assets and should account for tons of money. Is it $50 billion or $10 billion, no one except the head of NICIL and the Government big shots seems to know. This must stop NOW.