[www.inewsguyana.com] – A poll conducted by iNews has revealed that citizens would prefer that the APNU+AFC government conduct an independent review into several dismissals of persons since the new government took office.
The results from the poll indicate that 57.7% of the respondents believe that an independent review should be carried out while 39.7% are against the idea of such being carried out.
Meanwhile, 2.6% of the respondents said that they were unsure of whether such should be conducted.
Over the past months several persons have been sent on administrative leave of dismissed for various reasons from state entities and state projects.
Several persons from the National Communications Network ((NCN) including Coordinator of Operations (Berbice) Faizal Jaffarally was dismissed. In a similar fashion but for different reasons two Senior Editors from the NCN Georgetown Office, Edward Layne and Adele Rampersaud were fired.
Also from NCN, over a dozen persons being paid through the state entity but located at the Office of the President were dismissed. These included Rima Rohee, the daughter of People’s Progressive Party General Secretary Clement Rohee.
Also on the list of persons fired is former Town Clerk Carol Sooba who had her status revoked by Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil) Badrie Persaud was also sent on 208 days administrative leave, while the CEO of GuySuCo Rajendra Singh was summarily dismissed.
Other persons included Alexei Ramotar, the son of ex-President Donald Ramotar and Leslie Cadogan the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health was sent on administrative leave.
Deputy CEO of Guyana Power and Light Aeshwar Deonarine was sent on administrative leave pending an investigation of financial impropriety.
Approximately 40 persons from the One Laptop Per Family Project (OLPF) were also dismissed.