Purely criminal to have ExxonMobil draft Cabinet document – Jagdeo
Feb 14, 2020, , Source -- Kaieteur News Online -- https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...net-document-jagdeo/
“Can you imagine the government, which looks out for our interests… in a negotiation with [ExxonMobil]… gets the company to prepare the first draft of our negotiating strategy?”
“This is criminal, purely criminal.”
The report, which builds on information supplied by Government officials, states that an ExxonMobil official, Brooke Harris, wrote the first draft of the Cabinet memorandum that Minister Trotman presented to Cabinet for its approval of the controversial licence.ExxonMobil wrote the first draft, and then steered its development throughout the entire process leading up to 3rd June, 2016 when Trotman placed the document before Cabinet.
The memorandum was titled, “Proposal for Cabinet’s consideration and approval of the process required for the issuance of a new Production Sharing Agreement with Esso Exploration & Production Guyana Limited and its joint venture participants Hess Guyana Exploration Limited and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Limited”.
Looks like Granger and his cabinet member(s) have no clue on preparing these kinds of documents to engage with discussions on Guyana's behalf.