PPP levels more charges at Videomega over gov’t contracts

Following more charges against it by the opposition PPP,  the media company owned by Public Telecommunications Minister Catherine Hughes appears to have confirmed that it placed advertisements on behalf of her ministry and others.

After claims by the PPP last evening that it had received government contracts totalling in excess of $10m, Videomega just after midnight today released a statement outlining the procedure it follows as an advertising agency and promising to release invoices after it retrieves them from its auditors.

Following calls by Stabroek News to Hughes and Videomega manager Russel Lancaster, Videomega released the following statement:

“This afternoon the PPP issued a statement in which they asserted that Videomega Productions  Inc. had received in excess of $10,000,000.00 from the Government of Guyana which sum  included  three contracts from the Ministry of Public Telecommunications…..