Finance Ministry raps APNU questioning of Alexei Ramotar hiring
The Ministry of Finance yesterday rapped APNU over its planned question about the hiring of Alexei Ramotar, the son of President Donald Ramotar, for the fibre optic cable project.
In a statement, the ministry said that just months ago the Alliance for Change (AFC) had waged a campaign to discredit the Head of the Guyana Energy Agency, Mahender Sharma. It said that APNU’s “Joe Harmon is copying from his AFC’s friend playbook, by doing the same thing to Alexei Ramotar and the project he leads. It is not by coincidence that Harmon and his party chose to publicly question the merit of Mr. Ramotar. This was strategically done because Alexei Ramotar is the son of President Donald Ramotar. Alexei Ramotar was hired in 2010, prior to his father’s run for Presidential Office and was deemed the most qualified for the job at that time. Today he remains one of Guyana’s most qualified in his field, with a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, over a decade of work experience where he led numerous projects in his field, and several academic awards and publications”, the statement said.