By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has sounded a call for embattled Health Minister Dr Bheri Ramsaran to gracefully tender his resignation to President Donald Ramotar.
This comes after two separate recordings were released in the past week both of which featured the Health Minister in the most common of verbal attacks against women’s rights activist, Sherlina Nageer.
The first recording was outside the Whim Magistrate’s Court where Dr Ramsaran in an uncouth manner labelled Nageer as a “little piece of sh@t” during a heated argument.
He also told the activist that he would slap her just for the fun of it and then have some women strip her naked. While Dr Ramsaran issued an apology for his remarks, a next recording surfaced, this time the Minister was saying that Nageer is a “miscreant” in need of “psychiatric” care.
Both of the recordings have sparked public outrage and protest with the US and UK envoys stating that had such happened in their respective countries, the Minister would have been expected to resign post haste.
“We believe that his behaviour warrants the sanction of the President and we are looking for the President to take the right actions necessary,” Private Sector Chairman Ramesh Persaud said when questioned about the incident on Friday, April 24.
Meanwhile, popular Businessman and Public Relations Consultant, Kit Nascimento explained that the PSC is cognizant that the choice of a resignation either wilful for forceful is within the realm of the President but is hoped that a resignation is forthcoming pending the discussions with the President.
President Ramotar in a statement on Friday noted that “the statements and behaviour of the Minister do not reflect the high-standards I have set for Ministerial conduct nor the public’s expectations of an office holder. It is outright disrespectful and improper. I intend to have further discussions with the Minister on this matter.”