How can we stop this blatant misuse of Guyanese money
After reading a recent headline that Minister Benn had conducted an enquiry and found that there were no valid charges of corruption against CHEC and therefore the airport project could continue, I couldn’t help but cry and gag on my own vomit.
This government is really something else and something that all Guyanese must be really concerned about.
First, there was the enquiry by the Minister of Health into the award of contracts for drugs and now, they have also quickly concluded the enquiry into the airport project – an enquiry into a US$150 million project that took about two days.
My God, are Guyanese believed to be so stupid? Who were the persons who conducted these enquiries? What was there mandate? How did they go about these investigations?
What documents were perused? Who was asked to provide statements? Did they get any statements from the World Bank and/or the IDB? Did they review the overseas cases in which the company was involved? What was actually done?
Can the Minister say what form or fashion the enquiry took?
Now we are also told that the Chinese were giving money away and we had to accept it or lose it.
The question I ask is – if the Government had US$150 million, would a new airport be their top priority, or would this money be used elsewhere where it could be of more use to the community and not the people benefiting from this airport deal?
Why aren’t the people in the streets demanding more answers from their government?
Why isn’t more pressure being applied to the President to do something?
Unfortunately, the biggest problem I see is the fact that the opposition in parliament, even with a one-seat majority, seems unable to stop something which will affect all Guyanese for the rest of their lives.
Forget those who aren’t born yet. And I ask again, how can we stop this blatant misuse of Guyanese money?