Sattaur, Goolsarran should be prosecuted
‘Slap on the wrist’ unacceptable – APNU
If they fix the problem that Ralph Ramkarran is talking about, I am sure he will gladly go back. They don’t need to apologise, just fix the problem of corruption in our society.” – Carl Greenidge
“The slap on the wrist handed to the National Communications Networks (NCN) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mohamed ‘Fuzzy’ Sattaur (now resigned) and its Programme Manager Martin Goolsarran (suspended) in the face of glaring financial irregularities, aptly demonstrates an unacceptable level of financial irregularities and criminal activity.”
This assertion was expressed by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)’s Carl Greenidge, whose party along with the Alliance For Change, instituted budget cuts, which triggered a financial probe at NCN.
Greenidge said that the sanctions meted out to the two officials are not as regimented as required under the laws of Guyana and reminded that when APNU campaigned it was touted that the law would apply for all.
The APNU MP says that it is clear to see that under the administration there is a continuation of the laws only being applicable to the weak, poor and non supporters.
He reminded that under the Bharrat Jagdeo administration officials were allowed to stay in their positions and conduct unlawful acts only for it to be held as a “Sword of Damocles.”
Greenidge opined that this is the reason an official such as Sattaur can only be made to resign and not be prosecuted.
It was reminded that Sattaur was previously sent home but was reinstated after Jagdeo intervened.
According to Greenidge, there is enough for there to be a prosecution of the two men implicated in the NCN scandal thus far.
He drew reference to the fact also that Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran has resigned from the People’s Progressive Party over corruption allegations he made, his unwavering stance and the party’s reaction.
Greenidge opined that the party need not extend apologies or reconciliation offers to Ramkarran but rather fix the problems that he has been talking about.
“If they fix the problem that Ralph Ramkarran is talking about, I am sure he will gladly go back.
They don’t need to apologise, just fix the problem of corruption in our society.”