By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport, Alfred King says that an investigation will be launched into the recent allegations of “crucial financial document” reported missing from the National Sports Commission (NSC).
A report carried in the Guyana Chronicle on Tuesday, May 19 noted that “numerous documents detailing the spending of millions of dollars at the National Sports Commission (NSC) have gone missing.”
According to the report, the documents are usually kept in the office of the Director of Sport Neil Kumar, who is a candidate of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic.
“An official at the NSC was sceptical at giving out much information about the missing documents, but would only state, “It’s true, you can’t find nothing really pertaining to how much money was spent at the NSC. Kumar controlled everything basically,” the report said.
When questioned about the highly unusual development at the Commission, King who is responsible for the Commission in the absence of a Minister made it clear that removal of public documents is a criminal offence and any such instance of such will be investigated.
He said “any unauthorised movement is a criminal offence and will be thoroughly investigated.”
King however noted that any investigation will be undertaken solely on the part of the Guyana Police Force.