APNU roasts gov’t over drug supply contracts
Government’s award of a US25 million to the New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation for the provision of drugs is the continuation of a feeding frenzy according to A Partnership for National Unity Member of Parliament – Joseph Harmon.
Harmon who was responding to questions on the awarding of the contract to the New GPC and objections now being raised Trinidad and Tobago Conglomerate Ansa McAl said the award of this contract shows that at the level of the National Procurement and Tender Board the process is being subverted.
Harmon also said the process used to award the contract to the New GPC will definitely have an impact on foreign investment, given that foreign investors are always looking for a level playing field.
Ansa McAl raised objections to the awarding the US multimillion contract to the New GPC after Government announced local company was the only one to satisfy the requirements.
Government had stated that the Trinidad Company lacked the capacity to store drugs and that it failed to provide manufactures details for a products. However, these are all claims that were refuted by the company. The New GPC is owned by Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby’ Ramroop