[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Ministry of the Presidency (MOP) has decided to conduct an investigation into the financial arrangements of the E-Governance Project and as such, Minister of State Joseph Harmon has instructed Project Manager Alexei Ramotar to proceed on administrative leave with immediate effect.
A press statement from MOP noted that Minister Harmon says this recent move is to ensure proper facilitation of these investigations. Ramotar is the son of former President, Donald Ramotar.
Earlier this month, Harmon and a team visited the project, where he instructed Government’s Adviser on E-Governance Floyd Levi, to “work closely” with Ramotar and the E-Government project.
The relationship between Harmon and the younger Ramotar got off on a rather rocky start, as the Minister of State had accused him of not turning up to work since the new APNU+AFC government took office.
However, Ramotar had denied these allegations, informing iNews that he hasn’t missed a single day at work since the new administration took over.
It is under Ramotar’s management of the project that 40% of the Fibre Optic Cable has been damaged and he admitted that it is now too expensive to fix.