[www.inewsguyana.com] – General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee has launched a scathing attack against the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), Dr Richard Van West Charles.
Rohee, during a press conference at Freedom House on Monday, November 30, 2015, said that the Party is aware of the “non-transparent and inexcusable manner by which Richard Van West Charles, son-in-law of the dictator Forbes Burnham, was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO)…”
According to Rohee, Dr Van West Charles “is a Party hack associated with the disreputable and discredited PNC. Van West Charles lacks the qualifications and experience to address GWI’s distribution and porous water system due to leakage and theft; two deficiencies not dissimilar to GPL’s. Van West Charles subject Minister’s claim that he is “not sure how widely the post was advertised” is not to be taken seriously. The decision was obviously a political decision taken at the Ministry of the Presidency to hand another job to another of its boys.”
The PPP General Secretary noted that since his assumption to office, Dr Van West Charles has been visiting various communities parading the virtues of his new responsibilities.
“Of noteworthy importance is the selected and discriminatory manner in which he is going about his business of ‘fixing’ long outstanding water woes especially at private housing schemes while neglecting a number of villages around the country who continue to be without a drop of water.”
Rohee further noted that “It is sad to know that with the upcoming Christmas season many Guyanese will experience either drips or no water at all.”
He also accused the CEO of implementing programmes which forms part of the PPP’s manifesto.
“The PPP is pleased that its commitments are being implemented by the APNU+AFC coalition administration, whose bankrupt policies in respect to the provision of potable water to many Guyanese homes leaves them with no alternative but to implement the programmes and policies of the PPP/C,” Rohee told reporters.