We the innocent, led by the unknown, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful!
We have done so much with so little, so we are now qualified to do anything with nothing!
Monday, November 5, 2012
AFC Region 6 councillor caught demanding bride
The Region Six administration will be launching an investigation
into allegations that a councillor on the Regional Works Committee, who
is attached to the Alliance For Change (AFC) has attempted to solicit
bribes from a contractor. Rohan Jaggassar is being accused of
approaching Hardat Singh for monies on more than one occasion to sign an
approval certificate for payment for work done. In a statement,
Singh, who is contracted to clean canals in Black Bush Polder, said he
never paid any money to Jaggassar, despite several requests from the
councillor. The issue was brought to the Region Six Regional Democratic Council (RDC) on Thursday.
Regional Chairman David Armogan said the matter will be fully
investigated, noting that it is the government that is normally accused
of corruption by the opposition. “Now it looks as though the opposition is working in cahoots with the contractors,” Armogan said.
A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) representative Jauvane Stephens
congratulated the regional chairman for bringing the issue to the RDC,
and urged a speedy investigation into the matter. People’s
Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Councillor Philip Rose supported the
investigation, pointing out that corruption is plaguing society. “All must take ownership and operate above board.”
Regional Vice Chairman and Works Committee head Baupaul Jagroo told the
council that anyone found guilty of any such act should be expelled,
while AFC Councillor Ervin Abullah in support of his colleagues said the
investigators must look to see if the contractor’s work was poor,
hence, the non-payment. Jaggassar said the contractor produces the poorest quality work in the region and expects payment for it.
He, however, admitted to signing certificates indicating that the said
contractor has produced work to Jaggassar’s satisfaction and should be
paid. The regional chairman said if that is so, then the AFC councillor may be guilty of fraud.
The investigating team is being headed by the regional executive
officer and includes a member from each of the three political parties.