‘Dr Ramayya has no professional experience to be REO’ – PPP

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Dr Veerasammy Ramayya
Dr Veerasammy Ramayya
Dr Veerasammy Ramayya

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has objected to Alliance For Change (AFC) member, Dr Veersammy Ramayya being appointed as the Regional Executive Officer (REO) for Region Six – East Berbice/Corentyne.

A press statement from the PPP noted that Dr Ramayya has no “professional experience or skills set to fill this highly technical position, nonetheless he was appointed to this position to replace a highly skilled professional public servant, who served as REO for a number of years in several regions, who was removed from his job because of his perceived allegiance to the PPP.”

iNews had reported Dr Ramayya will be taking up the post on Monday, September 07, replacing Paul Ramrattan, who served under the PPP.

But the Opposition Party made it clear that Ramrattan “was neither a member nor activist of the PPP. Several technically trained Regional Executive Officers have been dismissed from their jobs. The reason given is that REO’s must not have any political connection.”    

“However, Ramaya is an AFC leader and was a candidate on the APNU+AFC National List in the May 11 General and Regional Elections yet he was appointed an REO. This latest duplicitous and hypocritical act of political patronage and cronyism is another example of the APNU Government abandoning its campaign promise of professionalizing the public sector,” the PPP noted.

The Party believes that this move by the APNU+AFC government is to politicize the regional administration and to ensure that the “Party hacks have a stronghold on the region’s budget and finances and this political contamination must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.”

Ramayya had recently revealed his intentions to resign from the AFC after he was not offered a post that best suits his capabilities in the APNU+AFC government.

“As of now I am the one appointed by Government as REO…they realized that I am an asset…they know my input and they came up with this solution,” Dr Ramayya told iNews.

He says he is satisfied with this position since “the package is far more lucrative than what I was previously offered.” Dr Ramayya believes that his input is invaluable noting that “if it wasn’t for me, the APNU+AFC would not have (been in office) today.”

The AFC member indicated that he received his letter of appointment from the Office of the Prime Minister, where he had declined to take up a post when the coalition ascended to government.

He stated that the previous job offered to him would have effectively seen him working as a “Liaison Officer” to the Prime Minister where he would be required to “take calls and record complaints and then report back to the Prime Minister.”

Ramayya told iNews that although he had signaled his intention to resign from the AFC, he did not follow through with it after thinking the issue through.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Of course emily.your leader is so competent that they have to get five person for one position that just one person in the P.P.P.handled with great dignity and pride.

  2. WE’RE DEALING WITH A HEARTLESS ,CRUEL GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THE RIGHTS OF A PARTICULAR SECTION OF THE POPULACE. ALL THEY’RE CONCERNED WITH IS THE LUCRATIVE POSITIONS THEY CAN ALL GET AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHERS. THEIR PRE-MAY 12 2015 PROMISES WERE JUST BAITS TO GET PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR THEM . THEIR TRUE COLOURS ARE NOW BEING REVEALED AND THAT WITHOUT MERCY. ” YOU MAY DO AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE , BUT NOT AS LONG AS YOU LIKE. “

  3. Is there anybody from the PPP with professional experience to run government? Forget Jagdeo and Ramotar, because their loss on May 11 proves they lacked what it takes to win. Forget Hnds, because he is a worn out rubber stamp. Anybody out there? Let Ram prove himself a success or a failure.

  4. So the bush doctor change his mind again,these people will sell their children for a little power,no different from Nagga and Jaat,this government is showing us how incapable they are,another job for one of the boys.

  5. Matters not what PPP/C say. The new installed rulers will fill round holes with square pegs. PPP/C has no voice since the newly installed rulers take their marching orders from their boss at the US Embassy.

  6. Too sad Mr Ramaya you are just a two faced person looking for position just like your leaders.l cant stand listening to your vain speech.

  7. Ok then… Getting worried now with this new government. I know Ramayya is a hack, he should have never been given this position.

  8. Is the PPP trying to tell us that the REOs appointed for the last 23 years were technical people with no affiliation to the PPP. I am from region 3 and I saw for myself the contradiction to their current cries.

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