Present PPP strategies full of Jagdeo’s fingerprint
We refer to a letter from Joey Jagan in Kaieteur News captioned “What qualifies this man to be Chairman of Guysuco?” Wasn’t it the same Joey Jagan; only 6 months ago who accused Moses Nagamootoo of being a “a soup drinker, a vagabond and an opportunist”?
Which soup drinker would leave a teaching job at $180 per month in 1970 to join Dr Jagan for a pay of $117 a month? Wasn’t this same Joey Jagan who said that “Mr. Ramotar to me presents a new effort on the PPP’s behalf. I think Mr. Ramotar is a man of honour and is not a corrupt man, and I think he means to bring change to this country”? So why this crocodiles tears today Joey? Wasn’t the promised seat in the Cabinet not delivered on? Is this the reason why you are speaking with forked tongue today?
If one is to just rehash a bit of history, it is with the help of Joey Jagan in 1991 that Raj Singh was able to split the ACG-USA by dethroning a long time Cheddi Jagan loyalist, Karshan Arjun who was later made an Ambassador to Suriname. So what happen today Joey? Did your old mate at deception and subterfuge undo your political ambition?
Joey Jagan was among the many PPP leaders who lied on Moses Nagamootoo and as “Karma” dictates, what goes around, comes around. The PPP will surely hang Joey Jagan out to dry after this letter, but this always happens to unprincipled politicians.
Raj Singh is one of Jagdeo’s cronies and closest confidant and his confirmation as Chairman at GUYSUCO is solid proof that Jagdeo continues to run the show in the PPP Government with President Donald Ramotar being nothing else but a loyal servant of the PPP maximum boss.
If one is to observe the Cabinet, State Boards and PPP’s actions in response to the Linden situation, the Budget crisis and the many other test of its rule since November; it has the fingerprints of Jagdeo all over their poor strategies.
It’s been six months and we are yet to see President Ramotar being his own man. When will he be his own man? Is this how we will run this country; as a surrogate President fronting for the Guyana’s Putin?
What is wrong with Ramotar? With the Constitution on his side, why is he so spineless? How can he support such an ill-found decision to have Raj Singh, who resides in New Jersey, to be appointed as Chairman of the Board for GuySuCo. That position demands a full time Chairperson to help resolve the growing menus of challenges facing the sugar belt that provide bread to some 100,000 mouths.
There is no opportunity for mal-administration, and to reward political cronies is even worst since it results in greater adverse complications to an already complex situation.
Might we remind the reading public that former Minister of Agriculture Robert Persaud had stated that the corporation cannot afford to pay its workers higher wages, yet for the last decade this Jagdeo/Ramotar PPP Government found the resources to fund a part-time Chairman (flight, room and boarding and all else). This decision by President Ramotar to reward a Jagdeo loyalist is shaping up to be a grand embarrassment for the Jagdeo/Ramotar regime. Where is the value for money in this decision?
So Joey Jagan you are absolutely right, Raj Singh is most unqualified to be the Chairman of Guysuco but you should be the last person in the world attempting to criticize your former mate.
It is sheer eyepass that you think anybody still listens to you Joey! You have dishonored yourself!! How could you have joined the corrupt Jagdeo/Ramotar PPP campaign last November and expect Guyanese to respect and believe you much less listen to you today. Shame on you Joey Jagan, your letter and opinion is not even worth the paper it is printed on.
Dr Asquith Rose and Harish S. Singh