Despite the information provided by Surendra Engineering about having constructed a number of hospitals, the Alliance for Change [AFC] remains unmoved in its objection to the company constructing the proposed specialty hospital at Turkeyen.
The Party’s leader Khemraj Ramjattan at a press conference today took note of the company’s defence against their allegation of having no experience in the construction of hospitals.
What the party is demanding, he said is for Surendra to name one such hospital and give the location where they have constructed it.
Meanwhile, the AFC leader was asked whether they would reconsider supporting this project and restoring the budget appropriations for it, if Surendra provided the evidence being asked for.
In response, Ramjattan stated that the AFC is still against the construction, since they believe the deal is a corrupt one.
In defence of his association with the other bidder for this project, which is Fedder Lloyd, Ramjattan said he did not work for the company as a lawyer, but rather as a Parliamentarian.
According to Ramjattan, Fedder Lloyd felt that it was shortchanged, and sought assistance from the Indian High Commission in Guyana, which in turn referred them to him, for support as a parliamentarian.
Ramjattan said he is currently in contact with a member of the Indian parliament which is following on concerns raised by himself and Fedder Llyod.