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GECOM Ads Should Go To Government Advertising Website Says Luncheon

It appears as though Cabinet secretary Dr Roger Luncheon is not about to budge from his position that those GECOM ads should go through that government advertising website and not the traditional media outlets, particularly the newspapers. The Head of GECOM Dr Steve Surujbally has indicated that GECOM cannot just advertise on the government’s procurement website since most of the people the ads would be targeting may not have access to the internet. The Stabroek news today quoted GECOM commissioners as being just as concerned. Cabinet secretary Dr Roger Luncheon today held his ground.


As far as the cabinet secretary may be concerned it’s an issue that GECOM might have to give some thought to. Political watchers believe the government’s directive to GECOM could be seen as political interference and a way for the administration to use its purse strings to control the elections commission. Already GECOM has found itself owing clients millions of dollars. GECOM sources have indicated that the government has put sort of a freeze on providing funds to GECOM to pay its contractors.

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