The Alliance for Change (AFC) is calling for the release of the full report into investigations of financial irregularity at the state-owned national radio and TV. Parlriamenatrian Cathy Hughes said that senior officials of the company should be made to face the full brunt of the law if it has to come down to that
Cathy Hughes, the woman in the AFC who has been gunning after the books at the National Communications Network, NCN, said that as a public company, it must declare the full details of the investigation.
With this not yet available, she was hesitant in making an outright call for Fuzzy Sattaur and Matin Goolsonrran to be handed over to the Police for what she called fraudulent conversion.
Sattaur, the CEO has resigned, while Goolsarran, the production manager, was suspended for eight weeks. Goolsarran had admitted to accepted a cheque written in his name, from telephone company GT&T.
The AFC engineered a complete slashing of NCN’s annual subvention in this year’s budget, when it was revealed that the company raked in some 500 millions in profit last year.
President Donald Ramotar, who is also the Minister of Information, launched an investigation, which led to the revelations of financial irregularity. AFC Parliamentarian Moses Nagamootoo weighed in on the issue when the party held a press conference earlier today.
The AFC also wants NCN to say how much money it collected for the flurry of advertisements by the ruling PPP during the elections campaign. The party wants to know who paid over the money and to whom it was paid, and evidence of which accounts the money went into.