Raj Singh continues to play with the new Government

Originally Posted by alena06:
Originally Posted by TI:

Fiscal irresponsibility should not be allowed by oversight boards nor by a majority opposition. The problem is that the opposition were more focused in slinging mud at Jagdeo rather than looking at financial statements.

Dem boys can't read financial statements...I would love to see Granger reading one and explaining one line...

financial statements are not relativity. Anyone with a modicum of understanding can read them. You are pretending these issues are so dense only experts should grasp its contents. Well if a financial statement is so obtuse I cannot grasp it in a few mins I would think the ones who put it together are crooks.

Originally Posted by TI:

Fiscal irresponsibility should not be allowed by oversight boards nor by a majority opposition. The problem is that the opposition were more focused in slinging mud at Jagdeo rather than looking at financial statements.

You are not prattling nonsense. Many of these entities never submitted financial statements per their responsibility to the Assembly. Every time NICIL was asked it was working on it. He has been working on it for 10 years. No one knows what the PPP were doing with the sugar industry. Further, it absorbed monies from elsewhere with no trail. When Brazzington was asked where is the 7 million Iffart is supposed to pay for his land...he said he used it in in aid to the sugar industry. The opposition objected to many issues in the budget because they were simply not detailed. The PPP did not care and never had to account to any one prior to 2011.

Crisis averted: Struggling GuySuCo gets $400M cash injection

MAY 30, 2015 | BY  | FILED UNDER NEWS 

– Govt. to establish COI to determine way forward

– EU set to release suspended 23M Euros

A US$2M ($400M) line of credit from the National Commercial Bank of Jamaica has been released and

Agri Minister, Noel Holder

Agri Minister,
Noel Holder

expected to be transferred, thus averting a possible crisis at the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).
And it is likely that more cash will be coming in the weeks ahead that will help the industry through.
Updating Kaieteur News yesterday, Agricultural Minister, Noel Holder, said that the administration is leaning on a Commission of Inquiry to be convened shortly that will help determine the industry’s course in the future.
The fortunes of the sugar industry have provided one of the toughest tests yet for the David Granger administration since it won the May 11 General and Regional Elections with a slim margin.
Earlier this week, GuySuCo’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Rajendra Singh, in a bombshell announcement, told unions that the corporation had run out of cash and would be forced to close its Demerara and Berbice estates unless it received help from Government.
The new Government was caught unaware saying it was not initially informed. With the new Parliament yet to start, it just cannot release monies to GuySuCo.
GuySuCo wants $16B, which represents its shortfall, to pay suppliers, salaries and buy spares.
Earlier this year, it collected a hefty US$20M ($4B) as part payment for a US$30M sale of its Skeldon co-generation facility to the Guyana Power and Light Inc.
It has used up those monies, paying wages and salaries, the National Insurance scheme, union dues and contractors. It is still to collect another US$10M from this deal.
According to the Minister, the European Union which had withheld some (Euros) € 23M (over $5B) is also

GuySuCo’s Chairman, Shaik Baksh

GuySuCo’s Chairman, Shaik Baksh

likely to release the money once the new Parliament is in place and the oversight mechanisms have been established.
The EU, since implementing a phased cut amounting to 36 percent of the price for its sugar customers, has been lending financial assistance to help affected countries counter the effects.
However, in the lead-up to the May 11 elections, with Parliament suspended, the EU withheld the last payment which amounted to (Euros) €23M.
GuySuCo’s Board of Directors, chaired by former Education Minister, Shaik Baksh, has been under pressure to turn the fortunes around with little to show.
This year’s first crop which ended recently saw GuySuCo falling short of the 86,000-plus tonnes it had set, by some 5,000 tonnes.
Its Skeldon factory, commissioned only five years ago, has failed to reach targets producing dismally again for the first crop, recording a mere half of the 17,000-plus tonnes that had been targeted.
GuySuCo’s CEO himself had come out openly in support of the former PPP/C administration, mounting the platform as a candidate.
With the life of the Board of Directors running out on June 30, insiders say that it is highly likely that an entirely new one with experienced faces will be appointed.
On Thursday, Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo, was scathing in condemnation of GuySuCo’s performance

GuySuCo’s CEO, Dr. Rajendra Singh

GuySuCo’s CEO,
Dr. Rajendra Singh

saying that board should resign for its gross incompetence.
Reportedly sitting on the board are Baksh as Chairman; Dr. Dindyal Permaul, Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA); Keith Burrowes, Executive Chairman, Board of Directors, Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest); Badri Persaud, Managing Director, Guyana Oil (Guyoil) and Geeta Singh-Knight.
Burrowes yesterday released a copy of a resignation letter he had sent to former President Donald Ramotar since last year- his resignation was supposed to be effective May 31, 2014.
Badri Persaud was also a candidate for the PPP/C during the last elections.
The former Opposition, APNU and AFC, which is now in Government, had accused the board of being made up of political “square pegs”.
GuySuCo, the country’s largest single employer with over 16,000 workers, has consistently been in the red for a number of years, requiring annual bailouts.
It has also been selling cane-lands and properties to raise cash.

Originally Posted by TI:

As I suspected.  All the hue and cry and nonsense about shutting down the industry.

Raj Singh playing games.  The PPP first battle with this new Government shall be on the sugar estate.  So while the APNUAFC boys drinking at the Argentine cocktail at the Marriot; PPP planning.  

 

The PPP has billions of stolen loot to finance their plans.

 

This is not going to be a holiday for the APNUAFC.

Originally Posted by KishanB:
Originally Posted by TI:

As I suspected.  All the hue and cry and nonsense about shutting down the industry.

Raj Singh playing games.  The PPP first battle with this new Government shall be on the sugar estate.  So while the APNUAFC boys drinking at the Argentine cocktail at the Marriot; PPP planning.  

 

The PPP has billions of stolen loot to finance their plans.

 

This is not going to be a holiday for the APNUAFC.

True, they slowly getting over their shell-shock.  Granger cannot be overly dogmatic with them or his tenure will be made a living hell.

Originally Posted by george dasilva:

Mr Singh has done an exceptional job since taking office.Many of his detractors such as those nimakharams in New Jersey and Queens aided by a two bit former estate owner in Guyana have been pushing fire even before it was officially announced that he was the new Guysuco's CEO.

Guysuco's problem is not the CEO but the culture of corruption that has existed since the Burnham days.A culture of rampant shakedown that starts with the poor canecutter who has to pay the field official to keep his work.Every payday you can see this shakedown at the payoffice.This type of shakedown goes right up to the estate managers who get the biggest dhare of the loot.Unless something is done to curb this criminal act then Guysuco will not progress .Similarly the procurement section need an overhaul.Many expensive line items  are for private use.Many items such as fertilisers,machinery and machine parts are ordered ans then resold back to Guysuco.Many expensive items such as fertiliser and machinery are further resold to the public.The finances of all of the estate managers need to be looked into for possible criminal practices.

Mr Singh has taken over from a set of extremely corrupt chairmen and CEOs.The previous executive used Guysuco to push his private business'How he acquired so much land and machinery while the CEO is questionable.Land acquired on Guysuco property,land in the rupununi ,going on supposedly Guysuco's business but later found was much to do with his private business interests.

Since Mr Singh  took over the mantle of a dysfunctional and corrupt corporation he has implemented new business structures and methods,has established new markets for sugar and contrary to moutars such as Tony Vieira and the aforementioned nemakharams in the US ,sugar production has increased,less work stoppage etc.

Nemhakarams such as Carpen,Jadopat and Soobrian the US have waged a war against Mr Raj Singh through their own attempt at commandeering the PPP supporters in the US.Sour grapes.

We own Potagee Vieira (one third) in Guyana with the help of stabroek new has also waged war against Mr Singh.He wants that job of CEO badly although his only claim to fame was a field man in a two bit estate.Given a chance he may one day tell Grainger that he can run President better.

Grainger better look out.

 

I hear the chief nemakhram saysing that he will close doen Guysuco but he was the man who told the sugar workers during the previous elections campaighn that he will increase their salaries by 30 percent.Talk about soup drinker.The man is shameless.No woner his own family didnt vote for him.

Close down Guysuco then what?.What will happen to all the thousands of low paid canecutters,people that get paid during the harvest season and use their money to tie them and family over for the rest of the year.

The same people who are shouting close Guysuco must remeber that although poor the canecutter community have produced many individuals that went on to become doctors and lawyers and shone in many other profesions.

Guysuco has a promising future but many issues need to be urgently addresses.

George DaSilva.

 

HUH?

 

Raj Singh did a good job.

 

You need your head re-examined Georgeie Da Silva, PPP phantom squad member.

Originally Posted by Ramakant-P:

They never said what the money will be used for. The government threw money blindly into the industry without having seen an itinerary. There are no plans in place for future developments. This is a recipe for future disasters.

 

Raj Singh seh Guysuco need 10 billion from the Government.  Why you shaat scamp do not ask him why he need the money?

 

Eh Shaatie, yu shaat scamp?

Originally Posted by KishanB:
Originally Posted by Ramakant-P:

They never said what the money will be used for. The government threw money blindly into the industry without having seen an itinerary. There are no plans in place for future developments. This is a recipe for future disasters.

 

Raj Singh seh Guysuco need 10 billion from the Government.  Why you shaat scamp do not ask him why he need the money?

 

Eh Shaatie, yu shaat scamp?

The point is the government didn't ask but gave up the money willingly hoping that they will get a cut back. 

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