Moses Nagamotoo continues to expose PPP corruption
AFC to implement enquiry into assets of Govt. officials -Nagamotoo
NOVEMBER 12, 2011 | BY KNEWS | FILED UNDER NEWS
Levelling charges of corruption from top to bottom by Government officials, the Alliances For Change (AFC) did not mince words even as a PPP/C canter with loud music interrupted the meeting at the Parika Junction last evening.
In attendance were Presidential Candidate of the AFC Khemraj Ramjattan, Moses Nagamotoo, AFC economist Sasenarine Singh and Rajendra Bissessar.
Moses Nagamotoo who lambasted President Bharrat Jagdeo said that many persons are not pleased with the actions of the government, especially after he Nagamootoo spent 50 years of his life trying to bring about changes while he was serving in the PPP/C.
“After Cheddi Jagan died they made it difficult for me to be a part of the party because every day we have seen the corruption growing more and more, and no one can criticize Jagdeo and the Government apart from him buying over the leadership of the party.
“People started to become silent because he controlled the contracts, he controlled the resources of the state and then he tried to control the party of Cheddi Jagan so that he can rule the PPP his way,” Nagamotoo declared.
Presidential Candidate of the AFC Khemraj Ramjattan interacting with persons at the meeting.
Taking a swipe at Housing Minister Irfaan Alli, Moses Nagamootoo said that he just made it into the Government after working in the State Planning Secretariat. “Ask him how many houses he has, how many properties this little boy has in Leonora, in Georgetown and in other places.”
Moses promised that when an AFC Government is elected there will be a commission to enquire into the assets of top officials in the Government who cannot show how their wealth was gained.
Presidential Candidate of the AFC, Khemraj Ramjattan, said that it is shocking that the behaviour of the outgoing president is so ludicrous.
He said that instead of the president focusing on issues Jagdeo is rather focusing on personalities, while after his exit from office he would be entitled to a $100,000 a day which would give him $3M a month. “You however, will receive a pension until you are 65 before you can get $250 a day.”
AFC economist Sasenarine Singh said that the wealth of the nation is approximately US$2B a year of which 90 per cent circulates in 10 per cent of the population’s hands.
He said that only if one is a part of the Government cabal only then you can receive crumbs from their table.
Underscoring, that there are many issues facing farmers, Singh said that the people have to make a cultured decision since many underhand deals are affecting the livelihood of the hardworking people in the country.