Ramotar’s son paid over $32M, for “poor supervision” of E-Governance project

May 30, 2016 | By | Filed Under News 

By Abena- Rockcliffe- Campbell

Alexei Ramotar- son of former President Donald Ramotar-was paid over $32M to manage the now stalled $7.9B E-Governance project. Despite his handsome salary, young Ramotar, failed in job performance.
The calculated figure does not include his 22.5 percent gratuity that was made payable twice a year. Also, even though the young Ramotar was sent on leave last July, Kaieteur News was not able to confirm whether or not he is still receiving pay from the new government. Therefore, the figure only reflects the sum Ramotar received for services up until last July when he was sent on leave.
Ramotar’s inadequate performance has been highlighted in the recently released report on the forensic audit conducted into the project.
The audit was carried out by Chartered Accountants attached to Ram and McRae.
The auditors found that the project can still be salvaged; however, they noted that it was made victim to severe mismanagement.
Auditors reported that the Government’s management team consists of two employees who were hired by the Office of the President and one individual from the Ministry of Public Works.
Project Manager, Ramotar and Deputy Project Manager, Anil Singh were hired by Office of the President while Technical Advisor, Walter Willis was hired by the Ministry of Public Works which has since been renamed Ministry of Public Infrastructure.

Auditor, Christopher Ram

Auditor, Christopher Ram

Former Project Manager, Alexi Ramotar

Former Project Manager, Alexei Ramotar

Auditors noted that Ramotar was hired by the People’s Progressive Party/ Civic government on August 19, 2009. His father was not the President at that time, but he held the top position in the party—General Secretary.
Ram and McRae reported that the initial agreement stipulated that young Ramotar would be paid a monthly basic salary of US$2,000 along with bi annual gratuities of 22.5 percent of his basic salary.
However, on March 31, 2014, while his father was President, Ramotar was granted a salary increase carrying his basic salary to US$3,000 per month. It remains unclear what prompted the increase as the project was in a bad state at that time.
Ram and McRae reported that based on interviews conducted with eight of the contractors, the incomplete state of the Project was primarily due “to ineffective planning and management, and inadequate oversight.”
Auditors said that the contractors responsible for the installation of the fibre optic cables were not adequately supervised and; acts of negligence resulted in damage to fibre optic cables and equipment which were expensive to replace.
“Contractors expressed mixed views on the performance of the Project Manager Mr. Ramotar but were largely unanimous about the communications and other difficulties they experienced with Mr. Walter Willis, the Technical Advisor.”
It has been reported that Willis played a “significant management role” in procurement, approval of payments relating to civil engineering and monitoring the works linked to the installation of fibre optic cable from Lethem to Georgetown.  However, the employment cost of Mr. Willis was not borne by the Project.
His role involved advising the Project Manager on all civil engineering aspects of the Project. As a Technical Advisor, Willis was responsible for monitoring the work done by the contractors under the E Government project. Auditors said that “It is therefore inescapable that Willis is partly responsible for the failure of the Project.”
Anil Singh, the Deputy Project Manager signed an employment agreement with the Government of Guyana on September 9, 2009.
The employment agreement specified that Singh will be paid US$1,800 per month along with bi annual gratuities of 22.5% of his basic salary. On March 31, 2014 Singh’s basic salary was increased to US$2,000 per month.
Singh was being paid to “assist” Ramotar in the execution of his responsibilities in relation to the overall objective of the Project.
Singh submitted his resignation during April, 2015.
Ram and McRae reported, “We requested the employees’ personal files from the Project Manager on July 15, 2015. Subsequent requests for the personal files were made to the current Project Manager, Mr. Floyd Levi and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency, Mr. Omar Shariff. However, these files were not provided for our review.”
The E-Governance project contained two distinct components. The first was the E Government Dense Wavelength Division Multiplex (DWDM) Project, which involved the laying of a fibre optic cable from Lethem to Georgetown, and the second was the E Government (LTE) Project, which is a joint venture between the Government of Guyana and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd (China) for the construction of LTE sites and laying of fibre optic cables along the coast. The project costs were estimated at US$5M and US$32M for the two components respectively.
Ram and McRae pointed out that the project was not governed by any specific legislation.
Auditors also reported that Alexie Ramotar confirmed that the project was executed without appropriate project management documentation, including a Project Initiation Document setting out the purpose, objectives, scope, deliverables, constraints, assumptions, etc. Interim and final progress reports were also not available. The subcontractor for the second component, Huawei, prepared a project document but its scope is limited.
Auditors recommended that the Government make moves to undertake a technical evaluation of the Project and decide on the steps to complete it.
“Ram & McRae considers that notwithstanding the principle that sunk costs are irrelevant, this Project should be continued to completion. This will require a detailed Plan to Completion, a new management team to execute the remaining work and the employment of a Technical Expert to oversee the work done.”

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Prashad posted:

If this kid was named John Jones or Derek Smith or some other fake Englishman name you would not have heard anything. It all comes down to race.

when yuh set up yuh coolie nation, I would like to be in Govt so I can get friends and family some nice perks

Billy Ram Balgobin posted:
RiffRaff posted:
Billy Ram Balgobin posted:

How about auditing the PNC era for corruption and electoral fraud??

Hey...PPP had 23 years to do so...why didn't they? 

Because an agreement was brokered between the PNC and the opposition to avoid any investigation of the past. They were deathly scared of it. They know why???

Billy what happen hey bhai,you ask the question then you answered,mek you mind up is duh chap Alexi goofed up with the project?? he draw down lots of $$$

Billy Ram Balgobin posted:

How about auditing the PNC era for corruption and electoral fraud??

When the PPP got into Government they had a chance to make things better, that is what we all wish for, a better Guyana. Here you are saying why shouldn't the PPP be allowed to get away with shoddy work and nuff misallocation of funds and such because the other guys got away with their tiefin. Same old same old nuh baie?

sachin_05 posted:

May 30, 2016 | By | Filed Under News 

By Abena- Rockcliffe- Campbell

Alexei Ramotar- son of former President Donald Ramotar-was paid over $32M to manage the now stalled $7.9B E-Governance project. Despite his handsome salary, young Ramotar, failed in job performance.
The calculated figure does not include his 22.5 percent gratuity that was made payable twice a year. Also, even though the young Ramotar was sent on leave last July, Kaieteur News was not able to confirm whether or not he is still receiving pay from the new government. Therefore, the figure only reflects the sum Ramotar received for services up until last July when he was sent on leave.
Ramotar’s inadequate performance has been highlighted in the recently released report on the forensic audit conducted into the project.
The audit was carried out by Chartered Accountants attached to Ram and McRae.
The auditors found that the project can still be salvaged; however, they noted that it was made victim to severe mismanagement.
Auditors reported that the Government’s management team consists of two employees who were hired by the Office of the President and one individual from the Ministry of Public Works.
Project Manager, Ramotar and Deputy Project Manager, Anil Singh were hired by Office of the President while Technical Advisor, Walter Willis was hired by the Ministry of Public Works which has since been renamed Ministry of Public Infrastructure.

Auditor, Christopher Ram

Auditor, Christopher Ram

Former Project Manager, Alexi Ramotar

Former Project Manager, Alexei Ramotar

Auditors noted that Ramotar was hired by the People’s Progressive Party/ Civic government on August 19, 2009. His father was not the President at that time, but he held the top position in the party—General Secretary.
Ram and McRae reported that the initial agreement stipulated that young Ramotar would be paid a monthly basic salary of US$2,000 along with bi annual gratuities of 22.5 percent of his basic salary.
However, on March 31, 2014, while his father was President, Ramotar was granted a salary increase carrying his basic salary to US$3,000 per month. It remains unclear what prompted the increase as the project was in a bad state at that time.
Ram and McRae reported that based on interviews conducted with eight of the contractors, the incomplete state of the Project was primarily due “to ineffective planning and management, and inadequate oversight.”
Auditors said that the contractors responsible for the installation of the fibre optic cables were not adequately supervised and; acts of negligence resulted in damage to fibre optic cables and equipment which were expensive to replace.
“Contractors expressed mixed views on the performance of the Project Manager Mr. Ramotar but were largely unanimous about the communications and other difficulties they experienced with Mr. Walter Willis, the Technical Advisor.”
It has been reported that Willis played a “significant management role” in procurement, approval of payments relating to civil engineering and monitoring the works linked to the installation of fibre optic cable from Lethem to Georgetown.  However, the employment cost of Mr. Willis was not borne by the Project.
His role involved advising the Project Manager on all civil engineering aspects of the Project. As a Technical Advisor, Willis was responsible for monitoring the work done by the contractors under the E Government project. Auditors said that “It is therefore inescapable that Willis is partly responsible for the failure of the Project.”
Anil Singh, the Deputy Project Manager signed an employment agreement with the Government of Guyana on September 9, 2009.
The employment agreement specified that Singh will be paid US$1,800 per month along with bi annual gratuities of 22.5% of his basic salary. On March 31, 2014 Singh’s basic salary was increased to US$2,000 per month.
Singh was being paid to “assist” Ramotar in the execution of his responsibilities in relation to the overall objective of the Project.
Singh submitted his resignation during April, 2015.
Ram and McRae reported, “We requested the employees’ personal files from the Project Manager on July 15, 2015. Subsequent requests for the personal files were made to the current Project Manager, Mr. Floyd Levi and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency, Mr. Omar Shariff. However, these files were not provided for our review.”
The E-Governance project contained two distinct components. The first was the E Government Dense Wavelength Division Multiplex (DWDM) Project, which involved the laying of a fibre optic cable from Lethem to Georgetown, and the second was the E Government (LTE) Project, which is a joint venture between the Government of Guyana and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd (China) for the construction of LTE sites and laying of fibre optic cables along the coast. The project costs were estimated at US$5M and US$32M for the two components respectively.
Ram and McRae pointed out that the project was not governed by any specific legislation.
Auditors also reported that Alexie Ramotar confirmed that the project was executed without appropriate project management documentation, including a Project Initiation Document setting out the purpose, objectives, scope, deliverables, constraints, assumptions, etc. Interim and final progress reports were also not available. The subcontractor for the second component, Huawei, prepared a project document but its scope is limited.
Auditors recommended that the Government make moves to undertake a technical evaluation of the Project and decide on the steps to complete it.
“Ram & McRae considers that notwithstanding the principle that sunk costs are irrelevant, this Project should be continued to completion. This will require a detailed Plan to Completion, a new management team to execute the remaining work and the employment of a Technical Expert to oversee the work done.”

Oi Bibi Hanifa, you family CLEAN UP REAL GOOD HERE?

 

And this crab daag want to say he was badly fired?

But Guess what, the same give away happening today under the Coalition.  

Check out how much the Advisor to Minister Pattoson getting?  A new breed of Crab Daag on the block as the plunder the Treasury and starve the masses.  Happened under Dunuld and his son Bibi ak Allexi and now happening under Granju and his new fleas who sucking Guyana dry, dry.

This first family nah left even money to buy sweetie for Cheddi Jagan children.  Blasted bandits.  Is good they fricking get kicked out.  But yet the dumbo Dunald still ah write letter to the press.  He so stupid he nah realise that the Office of the Former Presidents do not get entangled in day to day issues but stay above the mess and act as ELDERS in the State on BIG issues.

Every see George Bush write letter in Washington Post and he is the stupidest living American President?

Prashad posted:

If this kid was named John Jones or Derek Smith or some other fake Englishman name you would not have heard anything. It all comes down to race.

Prash, as Gaad above me, Donald Ramotar is not an East Indian. He is mixed with Amerindian and something else. His son Alexei is named after a Russian character. 

Gilbakka posted:
Prashad posted:

If this kid was named John Jones or Derek Smith or some other fake Englishman name you would not have heard anything. It all comes down to race.

Prash, as Gaad above me, Donald Ramotar is not an East Indian. He is mixed with Amerindian and something else. His son Alexei is named after a Russian character. 

Even Prashad is mixed with something else. He should take a DNA test to ascertain his real heritage.

Prashad posted:

If this kid had a Englishman slave master name than you would never hear about this. But he is being thrown to wolverines because his name is Ramoutar.

So you see nothing wrong with this setup of blatant nepotism that serves no purpose other than robbery?

Gilbakka posted:
Prashad posted:

If this kid was named John Jones or Derek Smith or some other fake Englishman name you would not have heard anything. It all comes down to race.

Prash, as Gaad above me, Donald Ramotar is not an East Indian. He is mixed with Amerindian and something else. His son Alexei is named after a Russian character. 

Not Full East Indian, got bush water in him.

KishanB posted:
sachin_05 posted:

May 30, 2016 | By | Filed Under News 

By Abena- Rockcliffe- Campbell

Alexei Ramotar- son of former President Donald Ramotar-was paid over $32M to manage the now stalled $7.9B E-Governance project. Despite his handsome salary, young Ramotar, failed in job performance.
The calculated figure does not include his 22.5 percent gratuity that was made payable twice a year. Also, even though the young Ramotar was sent on leave last July, Kaieteur News was not able to confirm whether or not he is still receiving pay from the new government. Therefore, the figure only reflects the sum Ramotar received for services up until last July when he was sent on leave.
Ramotar’s inadequate performance has been highlighted in the recently released report on the forensic audit conducted into the project.
The audit was carried out by Chartered Accountants attached to Ram and McRae.
The auditors found that the project can still be salvaged; however, they noted that it was made victim to severe mismanagement.
Auditors reported that the Government’s management team consists of two employees who were hired by the Office of the President and one individual from the Ministry of Public Works.
Project Manager, Ramotar and Deputy Project Manager, Anil Singh were hired by Office of the President while Technical Advisor, Walter Willis was hired by the Ministry of Public Works which has since been renamed Ministry of Public Infrastructure.

Auditor, Christopher Ram

Auditor, Christopher Ram

Former Project Manager, Alexi Ramotar

Former Project Manager, Alexei Ramotar

Auditors noted that Ramotar was hired by the People’s Progressive Party/ Civic government on August 19, 2009. His father was not the President at that time, but he held the top position in the party—General Secretary.
Ram and McRae reported that the initial agreement stipulated that young Ramotar would be paid a monthly basic salary of US$2,000 along with bi annual gratuities of 22.5 percent of his basic salary.
However, on March 31, 2014, while his father was President, Ramotar was granted a salary increase carrying his basic salary to US$3,000 per month. It remains unclear what prompted the increase as the project was in a bad state at that time.
Ram and McRae reported that based on interviews conducted with eight of the contractors, the incomplete state of the Project was primarily due “to ineffective planning and management, and inadequate oversight.”
Auditors said that the contractors responsible for the installation of the fibre optic cables were not adequately supervised and; acts of negligence resulted in damage to fibre optic cables and equipment which were expensive to replace.
“Contractors expressed mixed views on the performance of the Project Manager Mr. Ramotar but were largely unanimous about the communications and other difficulties they experienced with Mr. Walter Willis, the Technical Advisor.”
It has been reported that Willis played a “significant management role” in procurement, approval of payments relating to civil engineering and monitoring the works linked to the installation of fibre optic cable from Lethem to Georgetown.  However, the employment cost of Mr. Willis was not borne by the Project.
His role involved advising the Project Manager on all civil engineering aspects of the Project. As a Technical Advisor, Willis was responsible for monitoring the work done by the contractors under the E Government project. Auditors said that “It is therefore inescapable that Willis is partly responsible for the failure of the Project.”
Anil Singh, the Deputy Project Manager signed an employment agreement with the Government of Guyana on September 9, 2009.
The employment agreement specified that Singh will be paid US$1,800 per month along with bi annual gratuities of 22.5% of his basic salary. On March 31, 2014 Singh’s basic salary was increased to US$2,000 per month.
Singh was being paid to “assist” Ramotar in the execution of his responsibilities in relation to the overall objective of the Project.
Singh submitted his resignation during April, 2015.
Ram and McRae reported, “We requested the employees’ personal files from the Project Manager on July 15, 2015. Subsequent requests for the personal files were made to the current Project Manager, Mr. Floyd Levi and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency, Mr. Omar Shariff. However, these files were not provided for our review.”
The E-Governance project contained two distinct components. The first was the E Government Dense Wavelength Division Multiplex (DWDM) Project, which involved the laying of a fibre optic cable from Lethem to Georgetown, and the second was the E Government (LTE) Project, which is a joint venture between the Government of Guyana and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd (China) for the construction of LTE sites and laying of fibre optic cables along the coast. The project costs were estimated at US$5M and US$32M for the two components respectively.
Ram and McRae pointed out that the project was not governed by any specific legislation.
Auditors also reported that Alexie Ramotar confirmed that the project was executed without appropriate project management documentation, including a Project Initiation Document setting out the purpose, objectives, scope, deliverables, constraints, assumptions, etc. Interim and final progress reports were also not available. The subcontractor for the second component, Huawei, prepared a project document but its scope is limited.
Auditors recommended that the Government make moves to undertake a technical evaluation of the Project and decide on the steps to complete it.
“Ram & McRae considers that notwithstanding the principle that sunk costs are irrelevant, this Project should be continued to completion. This will require a detailed Plan to Completion, a new management team to execute the remaining work and the employment of a Technical Expert to oversee the work done.”

Oi Bibi Hanifa, you family CLEAN UP REAL GOOD HERE?

 

And this crab daag want to say he was badly fired?

But Guess what, the same give away happening today under the Coalition.  

Check out how much the Advisor to Minister Pattoson getting?  A new breed of Crab Daag on the block as the plunder the Treasury and starve the masses.  Happened under Dunuld and his son Bibi ak Allexi and now happening under Granju and his new fleas who sucking Guyana dry, dry.

Alexei rhymes with Alena and not Bibi.  Food for thought

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