Thursday, October 18, 2012

Moses Nagamootoo got $10M kick-back from Chinese Contractor

Moses Nagamootoo escorting Vice President of Communications
Construction Company Ltd. (CCCC), Zhou Gang and his team to a briefing at parliament
It was revealed during the corruption debate held last night by the National Communications Network (NCN) that Alliance for Change (AFC) vice-chairman and attorney-at-law, Moses Nagamootoo received a $10M kick-back from the Chinese firm contracted to expand the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. The topic for last night's debate was "Opposition Corruption and Conflict of Interest" and the absence of the two opposition reps is believed to have been deliberate. This led to the organisers then taking a decision to have a discussion forum with Minister of Agriculture Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament Manzoor Nadir and Al Creighton, the moderator instead. It was during this discussion that Nadir brandished the picture posted above in which Moses Nagamootoo is captured leading a delegation of officials from the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) which won the contract. 
The opposition, including the AFC, had called for the contract to be scrapped and criticized the process which led to its award citing reports of the company being involved in corrupt practices.  This exposure of Nagamootoo's deep involvement with the very company whose practices his party criticized is yet another manifestation of their hypocrisy and yet another case of conflict interest made out against the two. Nagamootoo was also paid millions by NICIL whilst the AFC joined the APNU in waging a often time nasty corruption crusade against it.

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