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AFC Chairman seeks forgiveness for his non-disclosure of his link to the Amaila Falls Company

shot0010Alliance For change (AFC) Chairman Nigel Hughes, as he sought to clear the air on his involvement with the Amaila Falls Hydro project which his party had initially opposed.

The prominent Attorney-At-Law on August 6th tendered his resignation as Chairman of the AFC after it was reported in some sections of the media that he was the Company Secretary for Amaila Falls Hydro Inc.

Hughes, who still holds the post as the party Chairman said while the company has met a stumbling block, it is in the process of winding up operations, saying that the legal aspect has not begun.

The Chairman says he takes full responsibility for the non-disclosure of his ties to the company, but did not want to become a source of distraction from the AFC’s position on the issue.

AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan and Executive Member Moses Nagamootoo during a press briefing on Thursday afternoon, agreed that the party Chairman is important to the AFC and it was on that basis that his resignation was not accepted.

The AFC has always maintained that it would have waited until the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says the project is feasible to throw its support behind the Hydro project.

But now, the IDB will no longer complete that study since American company Sithe Global has pulled out of the project as its developer, saying that move was due to the lack of national consensus.

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  • galfromna

    What Hughes and the AFC has done has set the stage for how Political party members should deal with controversial topics and issues concerning conflict of interest. Mr. Hughes was apologetic and sincere, who in their right minds would not forgive him. I agree he is very important to the party and should stay on as Chairman. The PPP/C could learn a few tips from this party, But we all understand and know for a fact that the PPP/C MO is to cuss down. This is the party known as the “cuss down’ party with confronted with the truth. Empty vessels make the most noise.

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