Is it the end for Rohee?
The answer is no. The Parliament’s no confidence motion will not be implemented by the Executive. It is doubtful that any parliamentary action that the PPP frowns upon will be accepted. President Ramotar has gone on record as saying that Bills which saw no input from the Executive will not be assented to. The Rohee no confidence motion will not see Rohee’s removal but the Commission of Inquiry may well end Rohee’s political life. And this is based on the ongoing nonsense he speaks.
Rohee is quoted in the papers as saying communication on police radio between Linden and Georgetown is impossible. But then again look at some others including you know who. When there was the first big show of protest in Linden on July 1 when thousands turned up, protestors began to block the roads. About an hour after, Officer Hicken appeared with two vans of police armed to the teeth and showing off tear gas canisters. He was openly talking on his set to his Georgetown superiors, or so it seemed.
On the bridge that Wednesday when the protestors grew into the thousands, Hicken was actually describing the situation to Georgetown. Protestors who were nearby were listening.
When the Commission begins its work, Rohee will end up being a clown on parade for his statement that radio communication between Linden and Georgetown is impossible. Linden is 65 miles away from Eve Leary where Commissioner Brumell and Rohee have their offices. You can buy transmitting sets in the US that covers far more than 65 miles and I am saying that the police have such sets.
Guyanese must be laughing at Rohee since he opened up his mouth to speak of radio communication. Why in this modern world would a Minister need a radio set to speak to high ranking officers? Has Rohee heard about cell phones? The army chief in Guyana can give his deputy in Iceland an order over his cell phone.
Everyone familiar with modern communication knows Rohee is talking nonsense. The other manifestation of his imbecility is when he said over the weekend that he has no access to police communication so he cannot go to the police head office and direct them. Rohee currently has his office in a police building in Eve Leary.
The PPP hierarchy would march in to any police office at Eve Leary and pick up a communication set. This is the kind of stuff they are made of. We have a situation in Guyana where the PPP leaders do not recognize the limits to power in a constitutional democracy. That is why we no longer have a fully functioning constitutional democracy.
William Cox, my cousin who works in the Office of the President is a living witness in 1999 when we saw Normal Rekha, Secretary to the Treasury, talking down to his boss, the Minister of Finance, Sase Kowlessar.
A former Education Minister in 1998, told me a certain “MBA” man who at the time worked at the Mirror newspaper, walked into his office and was bold enough to give him instructions. You call this party paramountcy.
President Ramotar joined in and made the situation worse. In his defence of Rohee, he asked the nation why Rohee should be disciplined because after all he was not at the scene in Linden . Is Mr. Ramotar serious about his presidency? Leave out his defence of Rohee and let’s examine the theoretical foolishness behind his observation. Why is geography a factor in the commission of a crime?
No army chief has ever been present at the scene when a protest was put down. No army chief was ever present at the presidential palace when a coup took place.
What is the point? They simply transmit their edicts. Even if Ramotar wants to come to Rohee’s rescue more intellectually astute excuses will have to be made. I guess Mr. Ramotar has now revolutionized the laws pertaining to accessory to murder. Go to Barbados , order a hit in Jamaica , state how it must be done and advice on how to collect payment. When you are charged for accessory to murder you will be acquitted using Ramotarian logic.
After all, you were not in Jamaica at the scene of the crime.
I need to state publicly why the American Government in 1994, refused for six months to offer Rohee a diplomatic visa or a mere visitor’s visa. I have not done it. Seven lawyers told me if he sues for libel, the American Embassy officials aren’t going to testify in court.