Rohee defends ‘phantom bloggers’; says their employment was legal

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By Fareeza Haniff

General Secretary of the PPP/C Clement Rohee (right) and Executive Secretary, Zulficar Mustapha. [iNews' Photo]
General Secretary of the PPP/C Clement Rohee (right) and Executive Secretary, Zulficar Mustapha. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) has defended the twenty employees who were recently fired with immediate effect by the APNU+AFC administration.

iNews understands that the fired individuals were on the payroll of the National Communications Network (NCN) but were actually tasked with doing propaganda work for the PPP out of Office of the President.

When questioned about this issue at a press conference on Monday, June 08, General Secretary of the Party, Clement Rohee pointed out that the employees were not “illegally” hired.

“The main point that is being missed is that there was nothing illegal in the way people were employed. It was open,” Rohee told the news conference.

But while he condemned the government for firing the employees, Rohee acknowledged that changes are expected to be made when a new government takes office.

“Every time there is a change of government, there will be things which it did not agree with from the previous government. There is no government that comes in that takes up lock, stock and barrel.

“The APNU+AFC coalition came into government; they found certain things they were not happy with and they decided that they are not going to run with that,” Rohee said.

What the PPP has a problem with is the way in which the firing was done, the General Secretary clarified.

“They can change whatever they want to change; the question is how you go about doing it. We are against the method or the methodology that is being applied to dispense the services of people in an institutionary unit that you have a difficulty with. These people have signed contracts.”

When informed that the 20 individuals never turned up NCN even though they were listed on the payroll, Rohee reasoned that technology now makes it possible for persons to work away from their office.

“The way how technology is today, you don’t have to be at a location to be working.”

He further noted, “Every government sets up institutional arrangements as it deems fit to deal with issues. All I’m saying what they were doing is nothing illegal. If you’re questioning the modus operandi under which they received salaries, well that’s a matter for the people who employ them to answer.”

9 COMMENTS

  1. i dont know why he speaking on behalf of PPP dont they have anyone else who can represent the party at this time, nobody like this fool. NOBODY!

  2. yeah mr rohee you very good, hahahahaha, you make our counry, look so low

    like a thief
    exactly, you thief in the open , in the open, and you brand it legal, it so insane
    and others follow you,you have no morals, how can you lead, with what example
    guyana, is not ppp, entity, it our country, and we will fight those, that think that guyana, is thier personal real estate, we can give you guys a piece, its called prison.

  3. The previous corrupt ppp government should all just roll over, curl up and die…. bad people that.

  4. Rohee is making no sense here. He didn’t acknowledge the fact that while they were legal employees, what about the work they were hired to do? Being paid to be on facebook? Really? Wastage of taxpayers’ dollars. Rohee doesn’t care about that.

  5. by hook or by crook pnc win…they have a right to remove all…like wise when ppp won they too had that right…so therefore freddie kisson lost…it means that jagdeo won and had the right to hire anyone he wanted to be ambassadors..sorry fred ole boi you will have to pay up

  6. rohee needs a diaper on his mouth, nobody cares about what the PPP thinks anymore beacuse they are not man enough to take up their position as the opposition to represent the thousands of persons voted for them. He should shut up and focus on getting his list for the parliament.

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