By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Local Government now known as the Ministry of Communities, Collin Croal along with Permanent Secretary of the Amerindian Affairs Ministry, Nigel Dharamlall have been sent home until further notice.
iNews has been informed that both men have been off the job for a few days now but there has been no official word on this issue from the respective Ministries, Government Information Agency or the Ministers who recently took over the ministries.
While the details surrounding the sending home of the Permanent Secretaries are unclear, the two men have been reluctant to comment on the issues. Newly sworn in President, David Granger had recently stated that he accepted the resignation of those PS who resigned to join the elections campaign of the PPP/C.
Both Croal and Dharamlall participated in the PPP’s campaign and had resigned but withdrew their resignations shortly before the APNU+AFC was announced the winner.
When contacted on Friday evening, Croal told iNews that he does wish to comment on the issue and is awaiting an official or public pronouncement on the decision from the Minister of Communities.
Meanwhile, iNews was reliably informed that three staff members from the Ministry of Presidency (formerly known as Office of the President) were also sent home.
iNews understands these three employees were implanted into the President’s Office by the previous administration and were executing Party functions under the guise of conducting legitimate Government business while drawing down on tax payers’ dollars.