Gov’t may wish to reconsider Ramson appointment as Commissioner of Info – TIGI
-slams ‘distasteful’ response to request
The local transparency body yesterday said the government may wish to reconsider whether Commissioner of Information Charles Ramson is the fit and proper person for the position, slamming his response to an official request as “distasteful”.
Transparency Institute Guyana Inc (TIGI) in a column in yesterday’s Stabroek News noted that it had written to Ramson, a former attorney general, on June 9th requesting a copy of the contract between the government and the Canadian firm which had implemented a custom-built automated financial management system here. This was because TIGI had learnt through the media that two of the modules of the Integrated Financial Management System had not been implemented after many years even though they were perhaps the most important aspects of the government’s financial management system.
TIGI, which was recently accredited as a “National Chapter in Formation” to Transparency International, the international anti-corruption non-governmental organization, said it was taken aback by the tone of the Commissioner’s response.