Ramotar defends Brassington; says NICIL Head being “demonized”

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Former President Donald Ramotar & NICIL Head Winston Brassington
Former President Donald Ramotar (left) and NICIL Head Winston Brassington

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Former President Donald Ramotar says the “attacks” against Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington are unwarranted and malicious.

Brassington on Monday denied having committed any crimes and accused a forensic auditor, Anand Goolsarran of divulging contents of the draft report without giving the company’s principals an opportunity to comment.

“As far as I know I have not broken any laws and if Mr. Goolsarran is suggesting it then I believe I have a clear defense on why what we did was properly done and we should not be held responsible,” Brassington told a recent news conference.

The former President in a statement on December 22 said that he has “seen the sustained attacks on Winston Brassington in certain sections of the media and from the supporters / operators of the APNU + AFC regime for his work as head of NICIL.”

He stated that from the inception, the APNU+AFC administration began a witchhunt against several persons who were perceived to be supporters of the former PPP/C administration and those who worked dedicatedly during its tenure.

“The ‘forensic ‘audits were designed as a tool to harass and denigrate persons who worked with the PPP/C government to build our country. Winston Brassington has been attacked and demonized, and has not even been given the chance to defend himself,” Ramotar said.

He opined that the audit conducted on the operations of the Marriott Hotel by Goolsarran was most unprofessional and should engage the attention of the professional bodies of accountants in Guyana.

“Even though Mr. Brassington provided all the explanations in his preliminary report, the responses were mainly ignored in a final report that was not sent to NICIL. Clearly, the APNU + AFC operatives are not interested in the truth; they are not interested in transparency and natural justice.”

He said what they want is to “create trumped – up charges and attack the integrity of persons who clearly behaved professionally in the discharge of their duties. The real problem is that they shouted so much about corruption at NICIL and they are now unable to prove any of their charges.”

“They are fast losing credibility and their vindictive nature is being exposed for all to see,” said Ramotar.

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  1. People really have to b insane today or under strong demon possession,the ppp govt.did not have any love for the people of guyana,after twenty something years look at what this new govt.is trying to do for the country something that did not happen years.ppp neglet this country.where did all that money gone u tell me,dont b wicked REPENT.just look around and u would not want nothing to do with that ppp even if u make a money off of them because u would b happy to see ur country blooming and u r not broke.

  2. It was always the talk on the street that Mr. Brassington was siphoning billions for the previous government. And the Audit should go back to the years when he got the Sea defence contracts…

  3. THE POLITICS OF THE APNU -AFC COALITION GOVERNMENT IS ONE OF UTTER FOOLISHNESS – BASELESS ACCUSATIONS ABOUT CORRUPTION , COMMISSIONS OF ENQUIRY ABOUT EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN, A PLETHORA OF AUDITS EVERYWHERE, AUDITS OF THE AUDITS, WITCH HUNTS OF EVERYONE THAT BEARS A RESEMBLANCE TO THE PPP, RENAMING OF PLACES AD INFINITUM,CURSING ALLTHE FORMER GOVERNMENT PROJECTS AND THEN RELUCTANTLY ADOPTING THEM,CLAIMING THAT THE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT LEFT THE TREASURY EMPTY AND THE DIPPING THEIR HANDS DEEP IN THE TREASURY TO FILL THEIR POCKETS , BIG BASHES GALORE ETC ETC ETC. OH MY GOODNESS ! WHEN WILL THIS MADNESS END? DO WE HAVE TO BEAR THIS NONSENSE FOR ANOTHER FIVE YEARS ?

  4. Ramotar needs to shut up and let the process take its course. He is not known to be a thief yet he allowed his subordinates whether at political level or governmental level, to steal ‘wild west’. Such a man is known as a cowering wimp.

  5. What a laughable one liner. Maharanee your lack of content and substance never ceases to amaze me. Or maybe you are an intelligent person paid to play to a target audience of morons.

  6. Guyana is the only country in the world where no one steals and all politicians are honest. If ever I have seen a bunch of thieves running a country was in the PPP. Burnham was said to have money in the Swiss bank, the PPP bought and owned the Swiss bank.

  7. Every week we get a new STAR for the comedy show,,,one week is Jenny,then is PRADO 2′ now is brazo, next week who will be staring?? Barrat? This is one big joke,,,and a bunch of fools running the show

  8. When all is said and done and the dusts settles, either the CRAPNU/AFC defacto coalition government or the PPP will be embarrassed. From the evidence thus far it appears that once again the coalition might have dropped the ball. However with power all things are possible and the “real” president of Guyana Mr. Harmony may very well use his position to ensure that Brassy is found guilty. Since the charges of corruption have started by the coalition nothing has been brought to the table and time is running out for them to show the populace the proof that there was widespread corruption. However let’s wait it out and see who ends up holding the short end of the stick. Guyana has now become a soap opera led country and all the abc countries are enjoying a really good laugh on a daily basis. What an embarrassment!

  9. AUDITS need to be done on Christopher Ram and Goolsarran these two White Collar Bandits need to be put behind the Bars.Ram did the same when the Maurice Bishop Gov’t was overthrown by the USA.a lot of money could not be accounted for in the Organisation he was in charged of-.Goolsarran help himself handsomely in the PNC time when he was heading the Auditors General Office.This change of Gov’t here the formed a Partnership to do it again.When they died they should put the LOOT in their Coffins.The ACCA BODY in England should take away their Certificates.

  10. Baseless,politically motivated accusations to distract from corruption at GPL, GWI, City Council, GPF, GDF and other state entities.

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