By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Pronouncements made by Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Anil Nandlall in relation to the Walter Rodney paid advertisements by the Government Information Agency (GINA) does not reflect the views of Cabinet Secretary, Dr Roger Luncheon or that or government.
GINA booked advertisements to be published in the various newspapers purporting to report on the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry. As such, Nandlall was quoted in the media as saying that this act by the government agency is “distasteful” and promised to intervene in the matter.
At a media conference on Thursday, May 15 Dr Luncheon categorically stated that he does not share the views of Nandlall.
“He ain’t speaking for me. That’s the AG’s personal opinion. I don’t share it,” Dr Luncheon told reporters.
When asked, the Cabinet Secretary maintained that the advertisements were in no way political, since it contains information which are available to the public.
“It was a decision that was taken by a media practitioner at GINA. I don’t know who it is…These things are streaming live and available publicly, so how suddenly what is available to all and sundry become political? It’s not,” he said.
Over the past two days there were advertisements published in the various newspapers with quotations from Reverend Reuben Gilbert, Lawrence Rodney and Karen De Souza, who were all witnesses that testified before the Commission.