Opposition dismisses Code of Conduct as “farcical”

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By Jomo Paul

General Secretary of the PPP/C, Clement Rohee. [iNews' Photo]
General Secretary of the PPP/C, Clement Rohee. [iNews’ Photo]
[wwww.inewsguyana.com] – Days after the draft Code of Conduct for Ministers, Parliamentarians and other officer bearers was released, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says that the document is “farcical.”

General Secretary, Clement Rohee at a press briefing on Monday, November 09, stated that the APNU+AFC administration from the time of its assumption to office have breached the very code that is being adumbrated.

According to Rohee, the government breached the code when it failed to declare the amount of money that was spent to host the inauguration of President David Granger on May 26.

The draft code stipulates that “The acceptance of gifts and other forms of rewards, worth more than ten thousand dollars, by Ministers, Members of Parliament and public office holders in their official capacity, shall be reported to the Integrity Commission. Ministers, Members of Parliament and public office holders should consider declining such gratuities if the acceptance of same could be perceived to have an affect their objectivity and lead to complaints of bias or impropriety.”

The David Granger administration.
The David Granger administration.

Rohee claimed that effectively this has been breached with the APNU+AFC claiming that no State funds were spent for the exercise.

“On the one hand you are saying that a specific amount of money has to be declared but from the very outset you are not declaring how much money was spent on the inauguration – the whole thing started on a farcical basis,” said Rohee.

16 COMMENTS

  1. You are still blind to the realities of life in Guyana.A puppet never thinks for himself,Tom,he says the mouthings of his controller or boss,unfortunately.You are a failure.

  2. An effort to have a Code of Conduct is far more interesting and fair than not having any at all.Rohee,your party ever had a code of conduct?NEVER.This Coalition government has always been,and continues to be,as transparent and open than yours have ever been.I am saying without a doubt,there is no corruption here,no kleptomaniacs,and they deserve the raise of pay for doing what they have done for the short time they`re in office.This is Guyana,not Dominica for the Dominican Republic.You can afford to return your raise in pay.

  3. Vijay, not everyone like you is blinded by consumer goods, big houses, nuff cars, etc all purchased by your parties promotion of drug money and corruption…. Rather live the humble life and know all you possess was obtained honestly than to keep looking over your shoulder knowing all your ill gotten gains were obtained through nefarious runnings…

  4. In years of the pnc how many had white mouth ,berri berri look back at that just one radio to the rich or car ,but the pppc make near every house has car or two every room might have tv. Now no money to buy food under apnuafc. 50% good to let more crime because look at his eye one look at top while other look no way

  5. I’m afraid Mr. Rohee and the PPP are correct in their assessment. A de facto government filled with real charlattans is currently being told how to run the affairs of this county by the abc countries. Forever the pnc could never think for themselves and it has carried over into this now pitiful coalition. We keep seeing these scribblings of sending Jagdeo and company to jail for theft, but where is the move by the Grinchger to act and do so? Xmas is over for Guyana with A REAL LIFE GRINCH at the helm!

  6. The Apnu + Afc = Failue for the Guyanese people. Guyana is a small country, with a lot of corruptions at all level. The current government have so many Vice Presidents and Mininsters, with no solid plan to combat the current crime situation. Tourist will not come to Guyana, they would rather go to other destinations. The country is being run by a bunch of jokers.

  7. GLORIAY, YOU AND YOUR LEADERS KEEP REPEATING THESE FOOLISH ALLEGATIONS AGAINST LEADERS OF THE PPP. LET ME STATE THAT THIS IS NOT A MATTER OF ANYONE BEING INCLINED TO REFUND STOLEN MONEY . IF YOU HAVE ANY EVIDENCE, GO AND GIVE IT TO THE POLICE, LET THESE PEOPLE BE CHARGED AND BROUGHT BEFORE THE COURTS. AND IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANY EVIDENCE , YOU SHOULD MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO SHUT YOUR BIG MOUTH.

  8. why all the bickering and quarelling over code of conduct and should declare what they spend is not like any of you does get any of the money all of you guys are hungry belly.Mind you own business that is a part of politics.

  9. *MAHARANEE* the first place people should look for drug money and corruptions is PPP and the PPP never had a code of conduct the only code they had was corruptions

  10. Should Mr Rohee and his cadre of political criminals embrace the code of conduct they would first have to be inclined to refund all the stolen taxpayer money they own and this is never going to happen. Any code of conduct will be alien to the PPPC, so why engage in a futile exercise?

  11. Rohee, you and your team have never followed any code of conduct on anything, so I would imagine this is all foreign to you, and it gives you an opportunity once again to be whining and complaining as you usually do.

  12. Rohee stop waddling like a duck, complaining for every thing, the good life you had is over, no more stealing for you and jagdeo can’t steal anymore, jail

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