Ironic that PPP squandered and we must answer – Prime Minister tells House.

DECEMBER 31, 2015 | Source 

…hints at legal action against former regime for abuse of Contingencies Fund

Answering questions on the wastage of taxpayers’ money under the previous regime was found by Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo, to be a most “ironic” position to be placed in.He made this comment during the consideration of the Financial Paper Number Two for Statement of Excess (Current and Capital ) totaling $6.5B for the period January 1, 2012 to June 16, 2014.

During the debate in the Committee of Supply yesterday, it was found that under the Office of the President, $582M was voted for the agency yet $217M was spent from the Contingencies Fund. This sum was spent on Government Information Agency (GINA) and the National Communications Network (NCN).The remarks in the financial paper revealed that GINA received a subsidy of $135.9M while $81.3M was given as a subsidy to NCN.

Minister of Social Protection, Volda Lawrence, took to the floor and asked for Nagamootoo, the Minister of Information, to state what was the financial standing of NCN and GINA during that period, what warranted the need for the money spent and whether the entities were making a loss.To this Nagamootoo responded, “This is the greatest political irony…They squander and we have to answer.”

The Prime Minister was unable at the time to say whether GINA and NCN were making a profit or loss during that time but noted however that the $217M subsidy was indeed exorbitant. He said that the onus on the House is to now pass the monies so that the Contingencies Fund may be replenished after which, “accountability will be sought judicially and otherwise.”The Contingencies Fund is an account for which Government is only supposed to tap into in the case of an emergency or an instance where monies were not appropriated.

Former Housing Minister, Irfaan Ali, then challenged the First Vice President to justify his accusation that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) squandered money during that period.

Nagamootoo retorted that both entities were used as “propaganda machines”. He said that since the entities were misused in that regard, that in itself, shows that monies were wasted for the wrong purpose. The Prime Minister once again hinted at Government taking legal action for the abuse of the Contingencies Fund.

He said, “We have to continue this (debate) for accounting purposes but the law will take its course after.”Apart from the contentions over the monies which were spent on the two communication agencies, the Financial Paper was passed with few questions being asked. The Committee of Supplies approved of the motion and the National Assembly voted.

Prior to Government’s accession to Office, it had chided both agencies for unfair coverage.Minister of Tourism, Catherine Hughes, had argued during the 2012 budget debates that the operations of entities, “represented a misuse of taxpayers” dollars.According to Hughes, “It is clear that NCN under the PPP, did not fulfill the mandate of a public service or national broadcaster and therefore should not be receiving together with GINA, a total of more than $211M” as was outlined in the 2012 budget estimates.

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Nagamootoo getting spunk to talk about wasteful spending and squandering of taxpayers money, but he wouldn't say anything about his increased salary, the upgrade on his street and office, Granger inauguration, the taxpayer money that Granger wife is spending in Buxton and black communities, and the money Moses wife is spending on expensive clothing to pose with foreign dignitaries and not doing shit for Guyana. 

Moses is CBJ protege. Just as his mentor, he lacks the very basics of what it takes to build a nation. 

CBJ was bad at choosing people with the character of moving Guyana forward. Three examples, Bharrat Jagdeo, Moses Nagamootoo and Khemraj Ramjattan. The weaknesses of these men is a testament to CBJ's lacks. 

Django posted:
DECEMBER 31, 2015 | Source 

Nagamootoo retorted that both entities were used as “propaganda machines”. He said that since the entities were misused in that regard, that in itself, shows that monies were wasted for the wrong purpose. The Prime Minister once again hinted at Government taking legal action for the abuse of the Contingencies Fund.

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Prior to Government’s accession to Office, it had chided both agencies for unfair coverage.Minister of Tourism, Catherine Hughes, had argued during the 2012 budget debates that the operations of entities, “represented a misuse of taxpayers” dollars.According to Hughes, “It is clear that NCN under the PPP, did not fulfill the mandate of a public service or national broadcaster and therefore should not be receiving together with GINA, a total of more than $211M” as was outlined in the 2012 budget estimates.

What a fool and con.  One would have expected something more tangible than his view whether the use of the institutions fair and balanced.

baseman posted:
Django posted:
DECEMBER 31, 2015 | Source 

Nagamootoo retorted that both entities were used as “propaganda machines”. He said that since the entities were misused in that regard, that in itself, shows that monies were wasted for the wrong purpose. The Prime Minister once again hinted at Government taking legal action for the abuse of the Contingencies Fund.

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Prior to Government’s accession to Office, it had chided both agencies for unfair coverage.Minister of Tourism, Catherine Hughes, had argued during the 2012 budget debates that the operations of entities, “represented a misuse of taxpayers” dollars.According to Hughes, “It is clear that NCN under the PPP, did not fulfill the mandate of a public service or national broadcaster and therefore should not be receiving together with GINA, a total of more than $211M” as was outlined in the 2012 budget estimates.

What a fool and con.  One would have expected something more tangible than his view whether the use of the institutions fair and balanced.

how so?

this delicious piece of irony is lost on formidable dunces like u

Drugb posted:

Nagamootoo must take ownership for ncn and gina. His failure to fully understand the financial health  of both these organizations after 7 months in office reveals how incompetent this government is.

the idiocy deposited here by drugb can only be explained as a compulsion to post something . . . anything

being b_gurd earlier in life apparently left some deep deep scars on the grey matter between this fool's ears

Cobra posted:

Nagamootoo getting spunk to talk about wasteful spending and squandering of taxpayers money, but he wouldn't say anything about his increased salary, the upgrade on his street and office, Granger inauguration, the taxpayer money that Granger wife is spending in Buxton and black communities, and the money Moses wife is spending on expensive clothing to pose with foreign dignitaries and not doing shit for Guyana. 

Do you really expect a Naamakaram House Slave to do so???

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