PPP promises to pay millions in election campaign debts

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General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee [iNews Photo]

By Jomo Paul

General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee [iNews Photo]
General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee [iNews Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee has asserted that the Party will pay all of its outstanding debts for advertisements from the 2015 General and Regional elections campaign.

This comes on the heels of reports that the PPP owes over $13.5M to the National Communications Network (NCN) for political advertisements aired by the state-owned media entity.

Reports indicate that since May 27, NCN’s Marketing Manager, Raymond Azeez, had written to the Party with a gentle reminder that the monies were owed; however several letters later and the PPP is yet to respond to NCN.

When questioned by journalists on Monday June 22 at the Party’s weekly press conference at Freedom House, Rohee stated that the Party in fact owes several entities sums of monies for advertisements during the campaign season.

He made it clear that that Party is aware of its outstanding financial debts and that it intends to honour these debts; he however could not state when the PPP would be doing so.

“We will pay,” he bluntly stated when asked for a timeframe on the payments by iNews.

In May, it was reported that the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) and a local company were in a heated debate over payments for PPP/C political billboards that were billed to the state company.

When the bills, which amounted to some $7M, were forwarded to GWI, the company flat-out refused to accept responsibility for them citing some grave modifications and specific designs had been agreed upon by both sides.

6 COMMENTS

  1. they are a bunch of thieves who had no intention of paying that money back…what do you expect from that lot….thief men…
    If they got back in the country would have been bankrupt and the ABC Countries knew it, so thank god for a coalition win

  2. 6 miilion per month between Jagdeo and Donald thas a piece of cake. We paying that back very soon.
    What about all the transport cost to all the big rallies. Guysuco can do with another couple millions.
    These ppl were jokers running the country.
    The Guywa payment IMPRESSION should not be concern thats a present to the PPP from IMPRESSSSIONS.

  3. These bill would have been payed by the state under different forms of request with some ministries

  4. One can only inagine, had they won the elections these bills like so many others would have been swept under the table never to be heard from again. The pendulum has swung full circle. Oh how the mighty have fallen.

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