Here we go again, now I am not
complaining, I will nevertheless ask you to listen to what I have say on this
matter and ask your self if you think that it is right.
In August 1996 the Guyana Lottery
Company commenced operations in Guyana and they chose VCT network to do their daily
draw; during the nearly 10 years of our association the lottery Company never
once threatened us with any form of sanction that if we did not do better they
will go elsewhere, since we always placed their interests above even our own
and we have had to built a studio exclusively for them, a studio which we cannot
use since the National Lottery equipment which are used to do the various draws
are highly sensitive equipment which must never be tampered with and from what
I know now about the goings on at NCN now, you, the people in this nation would
not want this equipment at the mercy of the workers at NCN.
I know that for a fact.
Yesterday at his usual weekly mamagai sessions
Dr. Luncheon told the media and therefore the Public that the Lottery Company's
parent body Canadian Bank note's contract will be renewed and that the draw
will then be on the State Owned television station NCNTV and not VCT.
I knew of this long before, since word
has gotten back to me months ago that the Government has been pressuring Canadian
Bank Note's top officials to take the draw away from VCT to victimise me because
of the damage I am doing to them in commentaries like this.
These incompetent and intellectually
challenged people, have the monopoly in radio, they own one of the two national
television networks, they own a newspaper all of which they use to bombard the
people in this nation with propaganda almost hourly but which is not effective,
and little me with one or two 9 minute commentaries a week is demolishing them,
and they do not, and cannot find an effective response, for the simple reason
that I speak the truth!
We will deal with all of this at the
right time, what I want to talk about tonight is Luncheon's lie that the draw
will be on the State owned media. Dr. Luncheon has no concept of what a state
owned media should be.
It should be autonomous like the BBC, it
should have a legitimate Board of Directors which represent the interests of all
of the people the PNC, GAP/WPA, ROAR, the PPP etc should have people on its
board ensuring that everyone in the state [not the government ladies and
Gentlemen] the State, is given access to it and it should not be given special privileges,
especially if it is competing with private individuals whilst getting annual
subventions from the state, duty free and other concessions, Grant aid from the
British and the Japanese, and is allowed to expand its operations whilst the
rest of us are being denied expansion, it does get all of this and it is still allowed
to compete unfairly with private broadcasters for local advertising.
How does the National Communications Network
Corporation measure up to these criteria of a state owned media house? Let's
I have in my possession the letter of
appointment of one Mohamed Sattaur CEO of NCN which came from the office of the
President and was signed by this same hypocrite Luncheon.
Here are the terms and conditions of
The Schedule of his contract of
employment 1(a) tells us that the contract is an annual one renewable every
year. The date of Sattaur's first letter of employment as the CEO of NCN is
2004-03-01 to 2004-02-28 and that this period can be extended annually which
Luncheon did on the 18th April 2005, until the negotiations are
completed. I have no idea what those negotiations are.
(b) Tells us that the contract will be valid
from the date of signing until the date that the person gets his next leave of
42! Days a year.
Schedule 2. I will have to read to you
verbatim and I quote it "the duties of the person engaged shall include the
usual duties of the office in which he/she is engaged and other suitable
duties, which the government may call on him/her to perform" end quote
This means that the contracted person will
do what the government and therefore the PPP tells him/her to do and not
what the Board of Directors of this state owned corporation tells him/her to do
i.e. he will be Luncheon's slave and no other.
Now Fuzzy Sattaur is not a broadcaster
he cannot produce one shred of evidence that he has ever even worked in management
at a broadcast media house anywhere neither I believe that he can produce one
shred of evidence that he even has an academic degree in anything whatsoever, in
fact all we know about Fuzzy was that he got lost and was locked in overnight
in the Elections Commission Building in 1997 and spent the night in the
computer room. The lawyers have this legal jargon which at a point like this
they say "and further I say not"
So lets continue, we're still on schedule
2 and I quote "The person engaged shall reside in such place and occupy
himself/herself in such a manner as the government through its duly
authorised officers shall direct and shall use his/her utmost exertion to
promote the interests of the Government" end quote
Ladies and gentlemen Fuzzy has to live
where Luncheon tells him to, he has to promote the interests of the
government, not the state mind you, the government that means the PPP!
What is Fuzzy getting to guarantee all
of this loyalty to Luncheon? Let's see.
Schedule 3 sets out the salary and
remuneration for him, four hundred thousand Guyana dollars a month, from which the
Corporation will deduct a 10% withholding tax. So Luncheon is not going to
deduct income taxes or NIS from Fuzzy, as the rest of the people in the country
are required to do under the law, in doing this Luncheon sets himself above the
law, additionally, in case anyone thinks that luncheon may have made a mistake
at the beginning of these contractual terms of employment, schedule 3 says
clearly that the Corporation and not the government will pay Fuzzy
400,000 Guyana dollars a month.
In addition he will get G$25 thousand for
housing; G$25 thousand a month for Duty; G$25 thousand a month entertainment; G$25
thousand a month for security; Vacation one month basic salary or 42 days a
year. So this financial package totals G$500,000 a month.
But it does not end there Fuzzy will also
receive the following:
The corporation will be responsible for
payment of all phone, cellular and landline, services including official
The corporation will provide and maintain
a motor vehicle for the exclusive use of the person engaged. A driver will also
Schedule 4 tells us that if because of
illness he is incapable of discharging his duties he will be paid one month's
salary in lieu of notice.
Schedule 5. tells us that Fuzzy will be
entitled to 42 days paid leave/year counting from the first day he was
Schedule 6. Deals with the causes for
dismissal, paramount among which is the absolute necessity for secrecy in every
thing that he is instructed to do.
Schedule 11. Says this and I again quote
"this agreement is to be interpreted in accordance with the laws of Guyana". After breaking every known law concerning how a person employed in a public
corporation should be treated, Luncheon tells him that the agreement should be
interpreted according to the laws of Guyana. You're kidding right doc?? I am
going to stop here I have given this document to some strategic persons for
their information/ perusal/ comments and action.