The performance of former Finance Minister under the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC), Winston Jordan, will come under review as the government calls in the police to investigate alleged ‘shady’ transactions that occurred between 2015 and 2020.
According to the Attorney General (AG) and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall, the Irfaan Ali-led regime has already identified at least three ‘nefarious’ transactions which it has already brought to the attention of the Guyana Police Force (GPF).
Police will probe Jordan’s alleged involvement in the sale of several high-end vehicles from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), without due process, to his relatives. Also, Jordan’s alleged role in the sale of several state properties, many “far below market value” and “without the requisite public procurement process”, will be probed.
Additionally, Nandlall said that Jordan’s alleged handling of the US$18M signing bonus from ExxonMobil will also be investigated.
The AG said that the stance taken by the government is consistent with the many promises it made while in opposition to go after the ‘giveaway’ of state properties and other alleged transgressions that took place under the David Granger-led regime.
“These are matters that will continue to receive the attention of the relevant state agencies and the investigative arm of the state,” Nandlall said.