By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – President Donald Ramotar says that he is quite comfortable with his son – Alexei Ramotar – managing the E – Governance Project and has no doubt that he (Alexei) is qualified for the position.
The President addressed the issue during a press conference on Friday, January 24.
He said, “I am not uncomfortable, my son was employed long before I became President and I am very comfortable with his qualifications…I think he is eminently qualified for his job so I’m not uncomfortable.”
Following damning criticisms from the main opposition – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) – about his skills and qualifications as it relates to the E – Governance Project, the younger Ramotar made it clear that he would have been better compensated in Canada or another country in the region, when compared to the $650,000 salary he receives in Guyana.
Ramotar is the Project Manager for the E – Governance Project and recently came in for heavy criticisms from the APNU’s Joseph Harmon on the management of the project. Harmon had also questioned the young man’s qualifications.
In response during a TV interview, Ramotar said that he is responsible for designing, implementing and scheduling of the project. The young man made it clear that it was an act of patriotism that made him return to Guyana to work.
He is of the view that the APNU should have asked him directly about the project, rather than making public statements. He explained that he is disappointed in the manner in which the APNU has addressed the issue given his continued openness to discuss the project.