Radio, cable licences should be withdrawn, Ramkarran says
The radio and cable licences controversially awarded by former president Bharrat Jagdeo shortly before he left office in 2011 should be withdrawn, says former PPP stalwart Ralph Ramkarran who suggested that the “public relations disaster” is bad for the government.
“There is an urgent need to end the controversy of the licences where it is dripping daily poison against Dr Jagdeo and the government. There is equally the need to end the court proceedings,” said Ramkarran, in his column published in the Sunday Stabroek yesterday. Ramkarran, who quit the party last year after nearly 50 years of membership in a row over his concern about the corruption problem in the country, said that the outcome of two court cases challenging the allocations would be uncertain and it would give the matter a public life of “unendurable” longevity.