Isn’t it time that defaulting contractors be made public examples?

Dear Editor,

Corruption is evil. It becomes a greater evil when ‘explanations; are proffered by persons who should instead be ferreting out the perpetrators. It is a truism that corruption is a phenomenon the world over. But that should not be a justification on which we excuse away corruption in Guyana.

One manifestation of corruption in Guyana is in the execution of and payment for public contracts. I have been on record more than once on substandard/incomplete work by contractors for which payments were made in advance.

The front page exposed by Kaieteur News of poor work at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court must have caused considerable embarrassment to some and begs for immediate attention by all in the decision-making process.

I have always lamented that the ‘lowest bidder’ practice in dangerous. “You pay peanuts, you get monkeys.” Isn’t it time that defaulting contractors be made public examples? After all, it is public money which goes to pay for these contracts.

Please, let us confront corruption with a will!

Yours faithfully,
Taajnauth Jadunauth

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