Prime Minister convenes emergency meeting with GNNL officials

Office of the Prime Minister, Press Release – Georgetown, Monday, September 10, 2018

Prime Minister Hon. Moses Nagamootoo today summoned Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Mrs Geeta Chandan-Edmund and General Manager Mr Sherod Duncan to an emergency meeting to discuss issues relating to expenditures at the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) and the dismissal of the company’s Finance Comptroller.

Prime Minister Nagamootoo was briefed by both the Chair and General Manager, and presented with relevant documentation. The Chair and the GM agreed that the letter of termination issued to the Finance Comptroller will be immediately rescinded and that the Board should determine the appropriate course of action that could follow.

The Prime Minister further instructed that a full investigation be conducted by the Board on both matters and that a report be presented to him, as subject minister, upon its completion. A date for the completion of the investigation is to be determined.

Also present at the meeting were Director of Public Information Imran Khan and GNNL Editor-in-Chief Nigel Williams.

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