The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has dismissed as “false” and “malicious”, a Guyana Times article in yesterday’s edition, which stated that Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has been stripped of all “line responsibilities” and now reports to Minister of State, Joe Harmon.
OPM, in a statement, calls on all Guyanese to forthrightly condemn the article which it said is part of a “dastardly politically directed campaign” against Nagamootoo.
“ This is vile, reprehensible, unprofessional and against all journalistic ethics and codes,” said the statement from Director of Public Information Mr Imran Khan.
OPM said this latest attack by Guyana Times strategically follows the recent announcement that Prime Minister Nagamootoo’s portfolio has been expanded and includes:
• Leader of Government business in the National Assembly
• Public Information
• Constitutional Reform
• Supervising/coordinating functions with ministries involved with domestic affairs
• Cabinet co-chair
Minister Raphael Trotman who previously held the Governance portfolio has formally handed over all matters relating to Governance to Prime Minister Nagamootoo. Transfer of Governance staff to OPM has also been completed.