[www.inewsguyana.com] – The media houses today reported that Dr. Nanda K. Gopaul, a former Minister of Labour, along with other colleagues should be held liable and charged criminally over “Pradoville 2” sale of lands.
I wish to state categorically that I am not the holder of any plot of land at that location nor did I play any role in the allocation of land at that location. Further, I played no role in the decision making process involving the sale of those house lots. I was not a Minister of the Government when those lots were allocated and I view with grave concern the attempt by the State Asset Recovery Unit or any other agency of Government to malign my name and impugn my character, as being part of some alleged illegal activity, by naming me. It is clear that there was haphazard work done by the Government agency and appears clear that the current Government is attempting to embarrass former Government officials.
I see nothing wrong or illegal in the development of any housing project by the Government of Guyana under the PPP Government. (Pradoville 2 included)
This attempt by arms of the current Government to seek to sensationalize issue and damage the character of former Government officials must be condemned and highlighted as a bad omen which will create further division in our Society.
I take serious view of the SARU report, if it is correct, and the follow up reporting by the media houses of same. I therefore seek a complete retraction and an appropriate apology with equal prominence over this misinformation, which has done irreparable harm to my integrity and character.
Dr. Nanda K. Gopaul