Government Moving Ahead With Laptop Project
With bids just recently opened for the one laptop project, the government appears to be moving full steam ahead with the purchase of computers. President Bharrat Jagdeo is the key person overlooking the project which should see over 50,000 families benefiting this year. The President’s Spokesman and Information Liason Kwame McCoy has announced that 10,000 of the laptops have already been bought for the project.
In a release to the media McCoy said for the record he would like to confirm that 10,000 of the laptops which have already been bought are currently being stored at two premises, one in Tucville and the other in the upscale Nandy Park community. He did not say why those laptops were not a part of the tender process. McCoy’s statement came in a response to an article in the Kaieteur News and it wasn’t clear whether McCoy was being sarcastic or serious in the official release signed in his office of the president capacity.
Today Cabinet secretary Dr Roger Luncheon dodged questions on the purchases that were announced by McCoy. Luncheon claimed that he was not in receipt of all of the information relating to the project at the time.