By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The APNU+AFC administration will be making steps towards scrapping the lease deal that governs the plot of land, which is currently occupied by the Cheddi Jagan Research Center.
This was revealed by Attorney General, Basil Williams who told reporters at a news conference on Wednesday, October 28 that the government has already engaged the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on the issue.
Minister of State, Joseph Harmon had shockingly revealed to the National Assembly on August 21, that the former PPP/C administration had privatized Red House and placed several members of the PPP hierarchy as the directors of the entity.
It was also revealed that the property was leased to the company for 99 years at a rate of $12,000 per year; which is $1,000 per month.
He pointed out that the Government’s contention is that the building should not only be used as a research centre for Former President Cheddi Jagan, but for all those who would have occupied the Presidency in the annals of Guyana’s history.
“The lease arrangement was a device (to hide) from the eyes of equity that is the sale of a land – A 99 year lease is a transport,” said Williams.