Over 100 laptops stolen from OLPF office
- Margo Boyce new Project Manager
Over 100 hundred laptops bought under the One Laptop Per Family (OLPF) project have been stolen from the project’s Queenstown, Georgetown office, and the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police has been called in.
Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr Roger Luncheon yesterday confirmed that a “considerable number, (a number) that is distressing,” of the laptops were stolen and that the Police have been called in.
Kaieteur News understands that just over 100 laptops went missing.
Margo Boyce, who was recently appointed Project Manager, would only say that “a police investigation is underway.”
The OLPF is meant to distribute 90, 000 computers to poor families who cannot afford one.
Margo Boyce, who has been associated with the OLPF and has been working from the Office of the President, was appointed two Wednesdays ago. Her appointment comes five months after “tensions” forced out Sesh Sukhdeo, who was favoured with a similar contract at the Office of the President.
The government declined to say that it fired Sukhdeo, preferring to say only that it opted to accept in delay a resignation offered by Sukhdeo earlier.
“In the wake of the 2012 period of the implementation of the OLPF and an intensive review of engagements in 2011, there obviously developed some tensions and along the way the CEO offered his resignation to the Office of the President,” government’s chief spokesperson Dr. Roger Luncheon stated in mid-March.