The David Granger-led A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Government has again come under pressure to release the report produced by the three-member International Commission of Inquiry (CoI) which completed probing the June 1980 assassination of world renowned Guyanese political scholar and historian, Dr Walter Rodney.
The CoI submitted its final report to the government more than a month ago and subsequently, President Granger promised that cabinet would study it after which it will be made public.
However, in spite of public pressure, the report has still not been officially released, but a copy was leaked to the media, which showed the Dr Rodney’s assassination was pinned to the People’s National Congress (now People’s National Congress Reform).
Visibly frustrated at Government’s reluctance to make the document public, the Justice for Walter Rodney Committee (JWRC) in a statement yesterday again called for the immediate release of the report.
The group said any further delay in the release of the report will only open its contents to misinformed speculation as represented by letters and comments appearing in the press.
“The circumstances of the politics of the unnatural death of Dr Rodney, and the politics of the decisions surrounding the holding of the inquiry should not cloud the good name of the Office of the President”, the committee said.
It added that the Commission was a presidential one and therefore the Presidency must fulfill the associating constitutional, moral and public responsibilities.