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‘Scandal brewing’ over debt write-offs for APNU+AFC supporters – Rohee

IN the last two days information disclosed revealed that top level officials authorized City Hall and an East Bank Demerara Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) were asked to write off a total of over $15M and $19M respectively.

And General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee, when asked for the Party’s position on the matter, charged that this is “another scandal brewing” that needs to be addressed.

His comments were made yesterday at his weekly news conference, held at Freedom House, where he noted that Government’s incompetence has extended to many areas of its administration.

On that note, he expressed doubt that that matter would be adequately addressed.

The debt was owed by supporters of the Government. City Hall reportedly settled a $6M matter involving a local daily newspaper, as well as a $7M matter with a prominent lawyer, who now has charge of several forensic audits, and another multi-million dollar involving the failed business of a sitting Government Minister. The East Bank Demerara NDC was asked to settle a $22M debt for a prominent businessman, who was recently appointed to a public sector post.

The disclosures were made by sources close to the matter, both of whom appealed for anonymity because they feared victimization.

Since the disclosures of what has been termed ‘open season’ for supporters of the current A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Administration to cash in on campaign support, Government has been silent.

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