[www.inewsguyana.com] – Following the revelation of the transcript of the Standing Sectoral Committee on Natural Resources, ANPU’s Joseph Harmon has ‘back-peddled’ on his initial statements that Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud lied to the Committee regarding the issuance of a Permission of a Geological and Geophysical Survey (PGGS).
Harmon in an interview with Stabroek News said “that though the Minister did not lie to the Committee which met on November 27, he was economical with the truth.”
Harmon was the one who accused the Minister of lying to and misleading the Committee. Subsequent to the accusations, the Minister in a letter to Dr. Rupert Roopnarine, Chairman of the Standing Sector Committee on Natural Resources stated that “my answers were truthful and were direct responses to the questions posed”.
The letter included excerpts of the transcript of the meeting which was provided by the Parliament Office. The Minister in the letter also called on members of the Standing Sector Committee on Natural Resources and sections of the media to refrain from the false assertions and to retract the misrepresentations carried.