NICIL must be audited whether the PPP wants it or not
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is fighting tooth and nail to avoid a Parliament-ordered independent audit ordered of NICIL. That the PPP is prepared to go so far as to disobey a motion from the highest institution in the land, Parliament, knowing that such disobedience could generate a constitutional crisis and a breakdown of the little rule of law left in Guyana tells me the PPP has a lot to hide about NICIL.
A party that has lost one of its shining sons (Ralph Ramkarran) over the issue of corruption does not maintain this unrelenting stance unless it has something terrible to hide.
Why would a party in a country where people are livid about the oppressive filth of corruption coming from that party’s own members, defy Parliament’s effort to fight corruption?
The great majority of this country supports an investigation into NICIL. The great majority of PPP supporters are insistent on an independent audit of NICIL. What is occurring with NICIL is a gang of PPP inner circle degenerates are defying this entire country and the PPP membership and supporters from doing the right thing. When such barefaced resistance to the truth and principle continues, it can only mean that the band of bandits is afraid of being exposed, caught and prosecuted regarding NICIL.
This act by a few vagabonds resisting the entire citizenry calling for transparency and chastity regarding NICIL strongly suggests the truth in the underbelly of NICIL will feather and tar many of them.
That some will be exposed as thieves, and others crooks, and others facilitators of corruption and profiteering. That their empires built on robbery, misdeeds and usurpation will tumble. That they who have shamed this country into poverty and inequality are afraid of facing shame for their treachery.
Imagine a giant like Ralph Ramkarran left the PPP in disgust over corruption and the pickpockets have made no efforts to combat corruption or to allow NICIL to be probed, yet they attempt to woo back Ramkarran to add legitimacy to their banditry and their political ambitions.
One of the main reasons why the PPP refuses to allow an independent audit of NICIL is because NICIL is one of the prime arteries of PPP corruption. It controls the majority of the revenues generated by state companies and entities. Yet it stands outside of the law with no audited financial statements since 2004 and no comprehensive evidence of how the nation’s money has been spent and invested for the past 20 years.
The stench from NICIL is intolerable. It must be investigated and audited. That the PPP bigwigs will rather defy Parliament than to embrace honesty, decency, transparency and accountability tells us that they are desperately trying to hide something big.
Many Guyanese have not given it thought, but I genuinely believe oil plays a big role in the PPP’s antics on NICIL.
If Guyana is to ever find oil anytime soon and we know they are looking right now, NICIL will control the oil revenues. If the Guyanese people think the current malfeasance under the PPP is scandalous and outrageous, wait until Guyana gets oil.
The racketeering of the PPP will attain gigantic proportions. They will usurp this entire country right before our eyes while throwing scraps at the suffering poor.
This skulduggery will inevitably lead to bloodshed like it has in many poor countries, with rampant inequality and runaway corruption, suddenly finding oil. The PPP must allow the audit of NICIL, for its refusal has groundbreaking implications.
As an analyst I must tell the truth from my own introspection no matter how unpleasant it happens to be. If Guyana finds incredible wealth from oil, I cannot see the armed forces in this country standing silently aside while a small pack of bandits in the PPP plunder this country with heartbreaking greed.
Also, foreign intervention and interference will dramatically increase when the monetary power of oil is involved. I know the guild of greedy running the PPP ship have not assessed their futures this far ahead, but this is the afflictive danger this confederacy of thieves represents to this country, its citizenry and very critically, to those who lay their political fortunes with the PPP. The selfish avarice of the cabal’s actions could destabilize the state.
NICIL must be audited whether the PPP wants it or not.