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…MP calls for halt to sale of Marriott sharesA Partnership for National Unity (APNU) wants Winston Brassington interdicted from all state board and entities.Shadow Minister with responsibility for Public Works, Joseph Harmon, yesterday issued the opposition edict, and called for the personal assets of Brassington,China NFL Jerseys, the members of the board of National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) as well as all others in public office that are connected to the entity, to be investigated by a credible integrity commission.Harmon was at the time speaking at a special media briefing held at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, to address the controversies that currently envelope the Georgetown Marriott Hotel.Winston BrassingtonThe APNU Member of Parliament told media operatives that “current attempts to sell 67 per cent of the taxpayer-funded Marriott Hotel to a secret investor for US$8M,Jerseys NFL China, clearly shows the continuing lack of transparency and behind the door secret deals involving Brassington and unknown investors”.According to Harmon, the financing structure of the Marriott Hotel represents a fleecing of Guyana, given that NICIL, which is wholly owned by the state, has already spent US$20M on the project and will only own 33 per cent.During a recent press briefing, Brassington told media operatives that Atlantic Hotel Inc is the 100 per cent owner of the project. Ownership, he explained, comes in the form of equity investment totaling US$12M and the remainder of the money for the project comes from loans.He said NICILwould be putting in a loan of US$15.5M, while Republic Bank has been asked to syndicate another US$31M.As it relates to the ownership of AHI, Brassington said NICIL will invest as an equity partner US$4M, while the unnamed investor will put in US$8M. They will therefore own, respectively,China NFL Jerseys, 33 per cent and 67 per cent shareholding in the project.Harmon said that “in total contempt for the Guyanese nation, disclosure is yet to be made of the investors,Cheap Jerseys, their profile, source of funds, amount offered,Cheap Jerseys, payments and other arrangements.”      “There is, undoubtedly, intent to hoodwink the nation in the way this project has been configured.”Harmon said, too, that APNU is demanding an urgent audit of all expenditure and commitments on the Marriott Hotel before any such sale of the shares in Atlantic Hotel Inc.The majority bloc of the opposition also wants the project reviewed by the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly.In issuing the warning, Harmon said, “All investors, including any banks, are now put on notice that the APNU considers this project as lacking economic justification,Cheap Jerseys From China, without Parliamentary approval and as presently configured, not in the best interest of Guyanese.”He added that the land that was transferred by NICIL to AHI for the hotel under a long term lease, is the property of the state and is also currently under litigation in Court.APNU’s Joseph HarmonAccording to Harmon, with Brassington at the centre of all such deals, his chairmanship of the Guyana Power and Light and as head of NICIL through which the revenues of state companies are directed, along with the sale of state assets to a close circle of friends of the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C), “it is incumbent on President Donald Ramotar’s administration to carry out the forensic audit of NICIL demanded by Parliament.“Parliament has already approved a motion demanding a full forensic audit of NICIL and we are insisting that this be done without delay.”Given the public position now stated by APNU, Harmon said that the unnamed investor cannot now claim to not know of the opposition’s stance on the project. He is adamant that the President must now act, given that Brassington is not a Member of Parliament or an elected representative of the Government.“What we are doing now, we are taking it to another level…We are informing the investor formally that until such time that these projects are subjected to the type of scrutiny that we are asking for, we will not hold ourselves responsible or liable,” said Harmon.
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