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New Guyana government must pass law to seize and auction off multi-million dollar properties owned by current ruling PPP.


New York’s Caribbean Institute says “New Guyana government must pass law to seize and auction off multi-million dollar properties owned by current ruling PPP government officials
 President Jagdeo’s second house under construction

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.

President Jagdeo’s 120 million dollar house in Paradoville

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

President Bharrat Jagdeo Information Liaison Kwame McCoy’s 100 million dollar house

Written by: Rickford Burke, President-Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID).

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I’m feeding BJ et al.


stabroek-news-cartoon-3-may-2009

 

Yes i’m feeding all ‘o’ them. Is who yuh think gon be funding the spouse of the president’s Office and the former presidents (Benefits and Other Facilities) bill 2009 which is a bizarre idea. Not only is my money funding the president, the ministers and all of those I would call redundant positions the ministers within the ministries whose work is similar to that of a public relations officer but now I have to support their spouse in full. Traditionally when a husband and a wife tie the knot the husband automatically becomes responsible for assisting their wife with money from their pocket and the reverse happens too. Why should my hard earned cash that I do pay regularly via taxes go toward someone’s master bedroom and luxury lifestyle when I cannot afford to have a simple one  bedroom furnished apartment? This is an unjust and selfish act. How can they make such a decision without consulting with me again. I’m terribly irritated at the idea that these people are focusing on spending my money on themselves.

What about improving our health facilities? No matter how hard GINA tries to hide it, the maternity ward at the Georgetown Public Hospital is still over crowded two women to a bed. As for complicated and some non complicated blood tests they always refer me to a  private laboratory. Added to that ,because of the lack of expertise at the Georgetown Public Hospital if I become very ill for assurance sake, I will be  forced to seek medical attention privately either locally or overseas which means that i might owe Republic Bank  for rest of my life with interest.

Why not increase the salaries of the teachers, nurses, police and other public servants? I think that the notion of brain drain is orgasmic to them. I’m optimistic of the fact that the main reason most of the police officers here in Guyana submit and initiates a bribe is because of the diminutive amount of money being paid to them by the government which in most cases is not enough to maintain a family of two until the next pay day.

Why not increase the old age pension and other allowances given to the underprivileged people of this country?

I would love for Ms.Priya Mannick…whatever it is to tell me if she can survive on a GY$6000 or US$30 dollars per month income.

What about perfecting our drainage and irrigation system, roads and bridges? Well we  all know what WILL happen if  we should get down pours for more than a week.

What about improving our environs?Aren’t they ashamed of the way waste is being disposed?  Where I live at mom I am compelled to pay for our garbage to be disposed by the privately owned garbage trucks because in this country the system is set in such a way since god knows when that only in Georgetown and some of the neighborhoods closer to the city can have their waste disposed at no cost. It is as if only that part of this country pays their taxes me money does pay for that too. As for those who cannot afford it, well let’s just say that in my village the trenches are slowly getting shallower and that the production of methane is rising.

This post was inspired by the above cartoon that was stolen from Paul Harris sorry Paul.