Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency Joseph Harmon has confirmed that an inquiry will be launched on Monday, June 17 to investigate a number of matters, including a scholarship that was awarded in 2012 to a daughter of former Culture Minister, Dr Frank Anthony.

Harmon made this revelation after he was asked by the media today about allegations that Dr Anthony’s daughter received a full scholarship from the government but did not fulfil her contractual obligation to serve Guyana for a specified period of time.

The Director-General said, “I would not wish to comment on these matters as they will be part of an active inquiry which will start on Monday. Within a week’s time, we hope it would be completed.”

Harmon said that the inquiry would be conducted by Lance Carberry, who is known to be a respected human resource management professional.

Carberry’s inquiry is also expected to address the dismissal of three individuals by Minister of Public Service Tabita Sarabo-Halley. It is believed that there is a connection between the dismissals and the scholarship issue at hand.



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