PPP says media State Boards “dominated by political hacks”

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Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Board of Directors of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) and the National Communications Network (NCN)
Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Board of Directors of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) and the National Communications Network (NCN)
Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Board of Directors of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) and the National Communications Network (NCN)

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says it is not surprised at the recently named members of the State Media Boards, contending that it is dominated by political appointees of the governing APNU+AFC administration.

According to the Party, the appointments fly in the face of statements made by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo to the effect that “Party hacks” will not be appointed to these Boards.

“Nagamootoo was quoted in sections of the media as saying, “I am not going to be a Minister responsible for information and who puts party hacks into these Boards, to just draw stipends for not working, but to do party propaganda.” This statement rings hollow, especially since both the Boards of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) and the National Communications Network Incorporated (NCN) are dominated by political hacks, who were on the APNU+AFC List of Candidates or are closely associated with the Granger Administration,” the Party said in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the Party, “Director of Public Information Imran Khan, who was a APNU+AFC Candidate in the May 11th General and Regional Elections is a Director on the GNNL Board, which include APNU+AFC Candidate Jean La Rose (Chair); Tabitha Sarabo, another APNU+AFC candidate for the May 11th General and Regional Elections; Patricia Woolford member of the PNC/APNU; Ruel Johnson, an open supporter of the APNU+AFC and Scheherazade Ishoof Khan, another open supporter of the APNU+AFC. Khan Again found himself on the NCN Board of Directors, which includes Director of Public Communications Mark Archer, an APNU+AFC candidate for the May 11th General and Regional Elections; Kojo McPherson, a known supporter of the APNU+AFC who was part of the Election campaign and Chair Bishwa Panday, a known financier of APNU+AFC Elections Campaign and relative of Khemraj Ramjattan.”

Given these developments, the Party stated that Nagamootoo has already reneged on his commitment to the professionalization of State media.

“The duplicitous nature of the APNU+AFC is being unraveled daily, as one election promise after another is being thrown out the window. The PPP believes this is just the preview, the full show is still to come,” the release stated.

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  1. The politics of Guyana will never change, it will take a REAL third force party with a completely different approach to change the way things are done politically in Guyana. It is no surprise that these appointments had to be filled with supporters of the government, how else can the government control what is fed to the populace? Democracy is only preached about by all politicians but it is practiced with such cunning and deceit that it\s really shameful how persons parade everyday with such pride about their political accomplishments. The entire country knows that the ABC countries aided in the ousting of the PPPC administration and Guyanese of all walks of life condone the infiltration of our country by officers of the ABC nations. They condone the rigging of elections and are currently being represented by leaders who have not deserved their place in government. This government must by all means necessary protect their interests and that of their cohorts who assisted with the rigging of the 2015 elections. To do this the voice of the opposition supporters must be muted and the only way to do so is by taking control of all state owned and sponsored media houses.

  2. What a shame. This paper Prime Minister looks so proud with his new position. This pompous idiot is a complete sellout and will stoop to the grounds to be in Government.

    Naga will soon realize that he and Jattan was used to the fullest by the PNC to gain power through the back door.

  3. PPP says media State Boards “dominated by political hacks”
    PPP you must stop yapping about what PNC doing and not doing.
    PPP you must now do what PNC did when it came to media mouths.
    PNC had SN and KN beating you till you become their dead horse.
    They manufactured the rotten goods on you and delivered it to all Guyanese in and out of Guyana and to the ABC countries reps as well.
    SN and KN did such a hatchet job on you that the world was convinced that all members of PPP are corrupt and are thieves.
    PPP it’s your turn now to find your favorite media mouths to to exactly what PNC did to you.
    PPP the only media mouth in your corner as of now is GyTimes and that alone won’t cute it and don’t expect SN and KN to start pelting blows on this impotent installed rulers.
    This impotent rulers leave a very bad taste in the mouths of some independent free media operatives in the past and won’t hesitate in doing it again so they all know they have to toe their line and be afraid of what they print.
    You have to find new media mouths and stretch it all over Guyana and out of Guyana like SN and KN did in order to get the people to know the truth about this impotent installed rulers and their corruption.
    So far they won’t say how much money they spent since being installed. The so called independent free media are very much afraid to pound them and demand they answer like they were pounding you PPP on a hourly basis.

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