By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party Civic PPP/C, Clement Rohee has urged Government to provide the necessary resources to the Commission of Inquiry investigating the death of Dr. Walter Rodney so that closure can be brought to the matter and the truth revealed.
At a press conference on Monday, August 11, Rohee said it is unfortunate that the Commission’s work continues to be questioned by the Opposition.
Recently, the People’s National Congress Reform (PNC/R) called on the government to ensure the COI honors its September deadline; warning that it will not support additional funding should the Commission’s life be prolonged.
The COI was initially scheduled to last four months, following its February commencement date; however, President Donald Ramotar, upon whose instructions the Inquiry was established initially, had extended its life to September 30, 2014.
“The PPP call on the Government to ensure it does all that is legally possible to provide the COI with the necessary resources financial and otherwise to complete its work. Regardless of how long it takes, Guyanese need to know the truth,” Rohee told the news conference.
He further alleged that the PNC/R is out to discredit the work of the Commission by “trying to create a diversion on the very compelling revelations from witnesses, all of whom are pointing to a PNC government involvement in the assignation Dr. Rodney.”
Rohee also questioned why the Party is against providing additional funding for the COI and found it “mind boggling” since Opposition Leader, David Granger has been calling for Commission of Inquiries into a number of issues.