[www.inewsguyana.com] – The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) has objected to Christopher Ram, a Chartered Accountant, and former Auditor General, Anand Goolsarran, conducting audits at several State agencies.
The Opposition Party believes that the two men are closely aligned to the APNU+AFC government and as such, have no confidence that their findings will be objective.
During a press conference at Freedom House on Thursday, June 18, former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Anil Nandlall said, “Look at who they choose to do these audits, two sidekicks of theirs.”
It is no secret that both Ram and Goolsarran have heavily criticized the former PPP government for its alleged mismanagement of the country’s finances, accusing them almost daily of corruption.
The APNU+AFC government, shortly after taking up office, approved audits for over 30 state entities, three of which are the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), the Guyana Gold Board (GCB) and National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL).
“An audit as I understand is an objective forensic analysis of the financial systems and how it works and how monies were spent. I cannot be persuaded that Christopher Ram and Anand Goolsarran can ever bring an objective mind to bear on this process,” Nandlall said.
Nandlall is now requesting that the new government launch a forensic audit of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), where he says the PPP believes there was electoral fraud at the May 11 general and regional elections.