[www.inewsguyana.com] – Former Auditor General Dr. Anand Goolsarran has resigned as President of Transparency Institute Guyana Inc. (TIGI), the local chapter of Transparency International.
According to a statement from the local body, he resigned with effect from September 1, 2014 “due to an overseas commitment that he had previously suggested might necessitate this step.”
Dr. Goolsarran was elected as president of TIGI in 2013, having previously served as Vice President. He has reportedly stated his intention of resuming his active movement with TIGI upon his return to Guyana.
Meanwhile, TIGI says George Fraser will take the role of Acting President until TIGI holds its next Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2015.
Fraser returned to Guyana in 2012 after a career as a diplomat, businessman and private investor in the Asia-Pacific Region. He is an experienced Sinologist with more than three decades of exposure to China’s global profile in government and business.
“He is enthusiastic about TIGI’s work as a part of a global network that challenges corruption from international and local sources. His first-hand experience of Hong Kongs’ success in fighting corruption and China’s recently intensified efforts to halt this scourge has resulted in strong a conviction that similar successes can be achieved in Guyana,” the statement added.
Additionally, TIGI also welcomes the return of Nadia Sagar, TIGI’s first president, “who has graciously accepted a request to rejoin the board of directors.”