[www.inewsguyana.com] – The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in a statement on Thursday said it has noted “the widespread public outcry for City Hall to be audited.”
The Party said it has also taken notice of “the stiff resistance by the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor and the Town Clerk against any audit being done at City Hall, a stand that runs counter to the present state of affairs where the country is awash with Commissions of Inquiries, audits, investigation, etc.”
“The defensive position adopted by Jaipaul Sharma, Junior Minister at the Ministry of Finance, in the wake of the public demand for City Hall to be audited is a shame and disgrace to the office he holds,” the statement noted.
It further added that “It is disingenuous for him to say that because it is part of the Local Government system, it is beyond the control of Central Government to audit City Hall. Guyanese are not prone to accept such stupidity.
The Ministry of Public Service is part of Central Government and so is the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs, in the case of the former, an audit is currently being done there while the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs had conducted several audits at Amerindian Village Councils deemed to be supportive or the PPP/C.”
The PPP opposition said it “abhors the double standards being practiced by the APNU+AFC Coalition.”