Govt using DPP, police
to go after PPP members, says party
- Tuesday, 28 July 2015 22:12
- Freedom House should remain
- a Safe Heaven for Criminals.
- Thiefman, Killers , Rapist
- and all stink & rotten Fish .
“The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has noted the pressure being exerted on the Director of Public Prosecution’s (DPP’s) Chambers, to advice in favour of bringing charges against members of the Party.
The Party further notes efforts by the Granger Administration to persecute PPP members using the Police and the Courts to do so,” said the PPP in a statement.
Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Ali-Hack, and former Head of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), Ramesh Dookhoo were among several persons who benefitted from house lots in the upscale Pradoville Two scheme. The details of how that exclusive scheme at Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara, was created under the direction of former President Bharrat Jagdeo, had angered the country as the state resources were used to develop the area which was then sold way below market prices and under questionable circumstances to a chosen few. There was no immediate evidence that the parceled lands were opened up for other citizens to have a shot at acquiring. The area is known officially as Plantation Sparendaam and Goedverwagting Two but dubbed Pradoville Two by citizens.
Westford is accused of transferring at least eight government vehicles to herself, her paramour and other persons and further proceeding to ask the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to transfer the registration from government to those individuals.
Police have already said that Westford had facilitated the return of the vehicles.
"Moreover, the PPP registers its concern over the increasing attempts by Granger and his cohorts to give orders and directives to constitutional office holders, which by its very nature, constitutes a serious threat to our democracy and the erosion of the doctrine of separation of powers," says the PPP.
President David Granger and Public Service Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan had very early in the life of the new administration signaled that they wanted two policemen, one governed by the Police Service Commission (PSC), kicked out of the Guyana Police Force for their alleged role in the torture of a teenager during interrogation into the death of former Region Three Chairman Ramenaught Bisram. The teen’s penis and testicles were soaked with methylated spirits and set alight. The PSC has since ruled that one of the policemen could not be fired. He has since been transferred to the Canine Branch of the police force.
The PPP used the opportunity to remind Guyanese of statements made by Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge, who was quoted in sections of the media as saying, “I think there is a lot of pressure on the relevant ministers to ensure that people are prosecuted.”
The PPP charged that Greenidge’s statement was not the only one which is centrally directed to exert pressures on the DPP’s Chambers, the police and ultimately the courts.
According to that party Minister of State Joseph Harmon was purported to have publicly declared that “we are going after the big fishes.”
The PPP concluded that “clearly, the aim is to achieve a goal that is consistent with a political-motivated agenda of the Granger Administration. “The PPP, therefore, urges the DPP’s Chambers, the Guyana Police Force and the Judiciary, to act independently of any political interference.”