[www.inewsguyana.com] – Former Minister of Public Service under the People’s Progressive Party government, Jennifer Westford and her Personnel Officer, Margaret Cummings will soon appear before the courts on charges of illegally transferring State vehicles.
Information reaching iNews indicates that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Bibi Shalimar Hack has advised that the police proceed with charges against the Former Minister and Cummings, who was recently sent on leave following the discovery of the vehicle scam.
Earlier this year documents surfaced which showed that a request was made to Khurshid Sattaur, the Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), for the transfer of registration for eight vehicles to Westford, her husband, Osbert McPherson, Wayne Walker and Delroy Lewis.
The letter was signed by Margaret Cummings for Hydar Ally, the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary and the receipts were backdated to give the impression that monies were collected for the sale of the high end vehicles.
Cummings has since been sent on leave pending investigations. The letter was apparently prepared one month before the general elections but was only dispatched to the GRA on the first working day after David Granger was sworn in as president.
According to the letter, two vehicle registration transfers for Walker were sought; one for Lewis; one for Westford; three for Beaton and one for Mc Pherson.
After an intense investigation by the Guyana Police Force, the file was sent to the DPP for advice on whether to charge Westford and the others that are complicit in the alleged scam to defraud the Guyana Government.