[www.inewsguyana.com] – Minister of State, Joseph Harmon has defended the hiring of two persons at the Guyana Water Inc (GWI), both of whom are friends of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
The men were hired without the posts being advertised. iNews had reported that soon after he was appointed CEO of the state entity in October, Dr Richard Van West Charles hired Lance Mars as a Consultant within the Bill Department and Lear Goring as the Manager of the Debt Recovery Unit.
When contacted for a comment on the matter on Monday, December 07, the CEO told iNews that those persons who are concerned about his decision to hire the two men should write the Board of GWI.
The CEO also confirmed that the two men were known to him personally. Asked whether it was government’s policy to fill such posts without ads being placed, Minister Harmon defended the CEO’s decision, saying that it is a non-issue as long as the men were qualified.
“Well they are qualified…let me say this… Guyana is a small country and we have to utilize the resources that are available to us…everybody is somebody’s friend,” said Harmon.