Show Me The Evidence
The administration is still to provide the evidence of the widespread corruption it believes takes place in the Guyana Geology and Mines commission and the mining sector. Just last week in response to a statement from the head of the GGMC William woolford that there is no evidence of widespread corruption, the Minister of Transport, himself a former GGMC commissioner fired back through the government information agency to challenge William Woolford’s statement to the Stabroek News.
Woolford had stated that while allegations are usually made, those making the allegations would never follow up on matters. His statement came following remarks made by president Jagdeo at the army officers conference that he may need soldiers to monitor what takes place at some state agencies including the GGMC.
But the President who has come under attack time and time again from the opposition and other groups for not doing enough to stamp out alleged cases of corruption in his government and some of its policies would ask for the evidence.
During the budget debates, the opposition once again fired off corruption charges at the government and it was the Finance Minister Ashni Singh who called for the evidence.
The mining sector over the years has come under increased scrutiny. The sector is one of that yields in big profits especially in the mining of gold and diamonds.