Gov’t could counter sue former GuySuCo CEO

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Former Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) Dr. Raj Singh
Former Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) Dr. Raj Singh

[www.inewsguyana.com] – With recent startling revelations about the manner in which former Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Sugar Company (GuySuCo), Dr Rajendra Singh conducted business during his tenure, the Guyana Government may pursue a counter claim to a pending lawsuit.

Singh filed a lawsuit seeking proper compensation for his termination which would include lofty benefits. However simultaneously, reports indicate that the former CEO had engaged in major infractions including soliciting “favours” from an employee in exchange for a salary increase.

The Ministry of Agriculture in a three page document, dated August 19, revealed that Singh reportedly elicited favors from a female employee at Rose Hall Estate and allegedly rewarded her with a promotion and an increased remuneration.

The document also stated that he violated GuySuCo’s procurement procedure in the obtaining of equipment, spares and other items; breaching the Company’s disciplinary procedure after arbitrarily dismissing a number of employees.

The government claims that he ignored and condoned acts of a certain employee whose conduct warranted the institution of disciplinary measures, but instead the employee was shielded by the former CEO.

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon
Minister of State, Joseph Harmon

He is also accused of deviating from Cabinet’s decision with the unauthorized sale of 2.6792 acres of land at Plantation Good Hope, East Bank Demerara to an individual.

Asked about the lawsuit against the government on Friday, September 04, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon hinted at the possibility of a counter-claim being filed against Singh.

“When you have claims in civil matters you also have counter claims and sometimes the counter claims are bigger than the claim itself. So the former CEO could proceed in a manner that best suits him, just be assured that the State will respond in a firm manner,” said Harmon.

He pointed out that this may just be the tip of the ice-berg as the current Commission of Inquiry into GuySuCo is seeing a lot of startling information being put forward.

Singh was on contract for 5 years from May 2013, but was dismissed on June 03 by the APNU+AFC government.

 

7 COMMENTS

  1. Bobby you need to wake up and be real, those who are working in Guysuco could attest that the list is real. The man just mes up and was on a verge of being the first dictator to have managed Guysuco.

    He get rid of the Finance Dir, HR Director, Mkt personnel and much more and kept his crony who was making the news every week in Berbice. He was absolving the duties of all these persons and making decision that were financially burdensome for the company.

    Brought a group of Indians who knows nothing of sugar but were paid big sums higher than comparable local managers.

    The man in two years took this company like five years backward, bankrupt, he said 17 B. Mind you he was the Former Chairman.

  2. My Prime Minister has proven to be a loyal and patriotic Guyanese and is doing a great Job serving the people of Guyana.

  3. I’D BET ANY MAN THAT THE GOVT WOULDN’T COUNTER SUE . IT’S SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY CAN’T. THEIR MADE UP ALLEGATIONS CAN’T STAND SCRUTINY IN ANY COURT . THEY SIMPLY DISMISSED THE GENTLEMAN BECAUSE 1. HE IS INDIAN AND 2.HE IS PERCEIVED TO BE A PPP/C.

  4. this is where the government spending them time in the court rather that focusing on the people of this country needs as they promise.

  5. Dr. Singh is a dermatologist by profession and he did not have the leadership qualities to be ceo of guysuco the PPP put him there with a agenda to make big money and sell out all the lands , so now the govt should jail him he deserved a good jail time,he made afalse declaration he worked at city university of New York as HR director where as there is this Indian national who have a similar. Name and he used that man profile , so he should go to jail, he discredit Guyanaese a lot

  6. Harmon in the news more than any other political hack there is in Guyana. The weak end no frills prime minister must be grinding his teeth but that’s all he can do since he knew he signed his death warrant by joining PNC. From day one the first hour the Nagamoottoo man was cut down in short order from all that power he was offered and promised. It’s good to see PNC clip Naga wings in this manner. Naga is too ambitious when it comes to power. Jagan must have told him this is how he will rule Guyana since Naga does talk with the dead. This is what exactly Jagan promised him. To be a powerless PNC.

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