“Guyana has never been safer, more secure or stronger than she is today” – PM Nagamootoo
– Integrity commission had been revived
DPI, Guyana, Friday, December 7, 2018
Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo, says the country is in a better position today than it was under the previous administration.
Citing specifically, a 2011 Ram and McRae Report which spoke to a mountain of corruption, and also stated that “Guyana could not even make its integrity commission functional”, the Prime Minister rebuked the opposition’s accusations of corruption within this current administration.
As he contributed to the budget debate in parliament on Friday, the Prime Minister noted that it was the Coalition that has made greater efforts to clamp down on corruption.
“We revived the integrity commission” … “today we have a functioning integrity commission that is asking and going after the declaration of assets and incomes of public officials”
Speaking specifically of the former President and now Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, Prime Minister Nagamootoo said according to the 2011 report his presidency was riddled with corruption.
“Ram and McRae said this …they concluded that the (2011) Executive Presidency was synonymous with dictatorship”
The Prime Minister says even though the damage done to the country under the PPP/C has left is scars, the Coalition government remains committed to fighting corruption as it “hinders economic growth and development and undermines public confidence in the administration.
Photo: Keno George.