The tax payers of Guyana are being raped. Guyana’s ruling PPP government officials are building lavish, hundred million dollar homes, which they cannot afford on their normal salaries and with finances for which they cannot account.
There is Pradoville (I) and Pradoville (II); two of many housing developments where PPP government officials have constructed or are constructing sprawling, multi-million dollar homes, allegedly with drug money as well as monies allegedly stolen from Guyanese taxpayers.
President Bharrat Jagdeo Information Liaison, Kwame McCoy, is allegedly also constructing a 100 million dollar home on a regular public servant’s salary. Many more crooks of Jagdeo’s criminal regime, have built or are in the process of constructing such mansions with monies for which they cannot account. Tax and anti-narcotics laws of Guyana provide for the forfeiture of property in cases where crimes were committed in contravention of these statutes.
I wish to go on record as calling for an immediate investigation in to the acquisition of monies by PPP government officials to finance their multi-million dollar homes, including President Bharrat Jagdeo who is now building the second of such homes, on the East Cost Demerara.
General elections in Guyana are constitutionally due in 2011. It is heavily anticipated that the election will be in August 2011. PPP officials, it would appear, are in a mad rush to embezzle from the treasury, as well as wrest from drug dealers, billions of dollars in order to finish constructing their extravagant mansions.
If the elections result in a new government, it would be imperative for the new administration to immediately take action to, or enact legislation to, seize and forfeit the properties in question and dispose of same via auction, and revert those monies that were either stolen from the tax payers, for
Written by: Rickford Burke, President-Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID).