Former Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Telegraph Company, Yog Mahadeo, is still trying to clear the air over his decision to resign from the company
Former Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Telegraph Company, Yog Mahadeo, is still trying to clear the air over his decision to resign from the company. Capitol News understands that 2 weeks back, Mahadeo dispatched an email to a number of GTT staff members, in an effort to dispel rumours and accusations he said have been leveled against him.
In the email, he said, that he never knew, and still don’t know of a company called SR3. The details of the company he said, are still not known to him. He said he was first told about the company by the GT&T Board. It is believed that SR3 was a company set up by some senior GTT officials, and the company won a number of contracts from GT&T, despite the conflict of interest.
Additionally the former CEO said, he was concerned too, that it was being said that he was becoming too cozy with the Government. To that he said he never knew that his job wanted him to be in a political camp.
He also touched on the issue of properties said to be owned by him. Mahadeo said, he did invest in 3 properties as part of a trust fund and the properties were visited by a senior manager of GTT, on the day they were purchased. He said, there was nothing illegal or unethical about the purchases, and said he always declared that was done.
Mahadeo spent the bigger part of the email talking about the achievements of GT&T under his watch. He specifically spoke about the Blackberry service, saying that he was the lone ranger going after that service and a number of other initiatives that worked out for the company’s benefit.
He begged those he sent the email, to put the wicked rumours to rest, since every decision he took while he served as CEO, was done in the best interest of the company.
Mahadeo stepped down as the CEO of GTT a few months back, after an audit found a number of problems with the way the company was conducting business. While Mahadeo was allowed to resign, a number of finance officers were fired. At least one of those officers has appealed the company’s decision to send him home.
Since the management shake up, the telephone company has taken a quiet approach to doing business and has cut back significantly on sponsorship of events and programmes and overall spending.