Guyana Power and Light furore

I was prompted to write this article because of my dismay at news reports about the salaries/fees payable to the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and the Chairmen of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) and the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO), in the light of the disastrous performance of these state-owned entities over the years.

Approaches to decision making (Part II)

Accountability Watch

Freedom of expression – in particular, freedom of the press – guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Some thoughts on leadership

Accountability Watch

Wealth and honour are what each person desires. But if they have been obtained in violation of moral principles, they must not be kept.

Second revisit of the NICIL controversy (Part II)

Accountability Watch

Introduction In my last week’s column, I gave a background to the Public Corporations Act 1988 and assessed the implications of the notification of 18 July 2000 relating to the vesting in NICIL movable and immovable property of the State.

Those purchases of drugs and medical supplies

Accountability Watch

Introduction As I was about to prepare Part II of my article on the 2011 Auditor General’s report on the Ministry of Finance, three media reports on the procurement of drugs and medical supplies for the Georgetown Hospital and the Ministry of Health caught my eye.