Office of the President (OP) is still to submit its reasons to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament as to why it has rehired three of the five persons it had sacked following a probe of the missing laptops from the One Laptop Per Family Programme. (OLPF)
This is according to Chairman of the Committee, A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) Carl Greenidge.
He gave a quick briefing prior to yesterday’s closed door meeting and reminded that over the past few days, he has been publicly lamenting problems that pertain to the work of the Committee.
“One of the things that the PAC has always handled and treated as serious is the requirement of officials to report and to report promptly.”
Greenidge did refrain from pronouncing on the repercussion of the failure of OP to make the necessary submissions, until he has been provided with the reasons for the delay.
Greenidge told reporters that the issue at hand was one of extreme importance; namely, the fact that losses have been sustained by a public agency.
He said that there was a missive indicating that a report was lodged with the police but he is adamant that the PAC wants a copy of what was submitted.
According to Greenidge, a report was supposed to have been submitted to the Finance Secretary but this was never done, “and this is really very, very disturbing and we need answers to those issues.”
A year ago six staff members from Office of the President were sacked with immediate effect to facilitate the completion of investigations by the Guyana Police Force in the disappearance of several laptops.
Three have since returned to the job but OP is yet to update the PAC on why the staffers were re-employed.
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