Procurement Commission likely says Government.
Well it seems as though the AFC will be getting one of the things it was pushing the Government to establish. The Public Procurement Commission. The AFC remains convince that the absence of this constitutional body is one of the contributory factors that can fuel money laundering and graft.
The AFC says that while Anti Money laundering measures are needed, passing the Bill without having the Procurement Commission in place is akin to locking the barn door while the fattest pig is still out the yard.
But at his weekly press briefing Cabinet Secretary Dr Roger Luncheon Disclosed that the Government will be tabling the PPC bill at the next sitting of Parliament.
The business community as well as financial associations and others has been expressing concern and urging the political opposition to help pass the legislation since the attendant sanctions will interrupt their smooth flow of business. But the AFC says whilst their transactions, our workers and the poor for over 10 years now have been crying blood in a riotously corrupt procurement landscape.
The AFC will maintain ist position that Guyanese are entitle to must have both the public Procurement Commission and Anti-Money Laundering legislation one is not enough .
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