Kaieteur News reports that a leaked copy of the NCN report reveals shocking details of an attempted cover up of millions of dollars of fraud.
KN: A leaked report on investigations at the state-owned National Communications Network (NCN) has revealed startling details of how two under-fire managers in June attempted to pressure female staffers to backdate a $3.6 million invoice to January to cover up their tracks. But the staffers, from the Marketing Department, refused and later told investigators that they thought it unethical at the time. The leaked report, while not making it clear, suggested that the attempts were made even while the investigations were ongoing or about to start. The report also suggested that both officials were probably desperate at the time. In late June, Programme Manager Martin Goolsarran was suspended for eight weeks while Mohamed Sattaur, the Chief Executive Officer, tendered his resignation after the report was tendered to NCN’s Board of Directors. The events had rocked NCN to the core. Over the weekend, Leader of the Alliance For Change, Khemraj Ramjattan, called for a criminal investigation against the two men and has accused government of attempting to cover up the report which he said should be handed over to the police as well.