By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – “I am embarrassed twice,” were the words of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo as he pointed out several of his concerns about the conditions of the state-owned National Communications Network (NCN).
Nagamootoo was at the time addressing a post Cabinet press briefing at the Ministry of the Presidency, where he pointed out that over the past several weeks, there have been several issues brought to his attention about NCN.
He said that these include the presence of uplink infrastructure lying dormant in the compound of NCN, which he deemed to be “criminal.”
According to Nagamootoo, the management and current leadership of NCN could be held accountable for the “massive recklessness” at the company.
He pointed out that in addition to the infrastructural issues, there have been instances where monies were given to NCN; those funds are now unaccounted for.
Going further into the cesspool, the Prime Minister indicated that he remains hopeful that some of the discrepancies would be addressed by the new Board. The bBoard was sworn in several weeks ago and is scheduled to have its first meeting on Thursday, October 22.
Asked if he would like to see the current CEO, Molly Hassan resign from the Company, the Prime Minister said he has an opinion on that but would not like to share it. He indicated that he would await any recommendations from the Board before making a pronouncement.
“The place has been badly managed… it needs new energy and new direction,” said the Prime Minister.
“I am embarrassed twice,” Nagamootoo said referring to the physical state of the company, adding “I asked my guard and my gardener to render some assistance to NCN.”