Ramjattan gives Govt. a shellacking in parliament on corruption
In parliament happening right now MP Khemraj Ramjattan pointed out using the government’s own Auditor General reports that shows blatant disregard for tendering and bidding where the PPP has not been putting contracts up for competitive bidding which strikes directly at the claims by President Ramotar that there is no corruption.
Ramjattan pointed that in one PPP Minister pointed out that President Obama was bailing out companies in America but he pointed out that the PPP failed to tell us that the differences in the Obama bailout is that the leadership in these companies have to resign as part of the bailout terms an the monies have to be repaid to the tax payers. This is not the case with the PPP’s bailout.
Ramjattan pointed out why isn’t the government using the money they would put in Marriot and the GTT sell off monies to create a state development bank that would develop more entrepreneurs in Guyana not the family and friends club that is currently the case. He lamented that we need to stop putting money in “Wreckless Projects” and put the money into UG and also enhance the salaries of UG lecturers because if we do not invest in higher learning our society will go nowhere.
Ramjattan called on the government to reduce VAT and relieve the pressure on the poor in Guyana and also to increase the monies being paid out to pensioners instead of investing in projects with no feasibility studies. The reduction of VAT and increase in salaries for public servants was the corner stone of the AFC’s campaign during the 2011 national elections.
Interestingly enough when Mr. Ramjattan was speaking the opposition benches were silent not a peep could be heard from the other side of the house. Ramjattan clearly separated the husk from the grain in his speech.