I have spent my entire life distancing myself from Guyana`s endemic corruption in the financial and other spheres

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Dear Editor,

On December 8, 2021, I started scripting this letter but gave up on it to pay attention to more meaningful and worthwhile community activities. However, the recent public insinuation of Jagdeo, about my access to and use of public funds, has occasioned my return to its scripting.

Ever since the formation of IDPADA-G, there are those who have sought to impugn my character and undermine the standing of IDPADA-G by virtue of postings on Social Media and more recently a letter to the Editor. I have even had Ms. Bibi Shadick hurl accusations at me during GECOM meetings declaring me the recipient of One Hundred Million Guyana dollars.

Indeed, IDPADA-G has been the recipient of a subvention, thanks to the Granger regime, in the first instance. However, constant personalising of the organization`s subvention, as if I am its recipient and more so involved in malfeasance, reeks of mischief and the dirty politics that is endemic and pervasive in Guyana. I have spent my entire adult life in employment, political and all other spheres distancing myself from Guyana`s endemic corruption in the financial and other spheres, and will not turn a blind eye to the present attempts to impugn my character.

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To the recent Afro-centric pretender, who posed the question about what I have done with IDPADA-G millions to create wealth for the African Guyanese community, let it be known that I am not IDPADA-G, hence his question could only be misdirected or malicious. I am, however, assured that IDPADA-G`s secretariat will most willingly disclose how it has spent its subvention, although the information is in the public domain via the media and all of the activities which IDPADA-G advertises and to which it invites community participation. I am also assured that the secretariat will confirm that I am neither the custodian nor manager of IDPADA-G`s subvention; do not receive any financial disbursements and, to the contrary, make significant human resource and in-kind contributions to the organization..

The pretender who apparently is Ramson`s ilk, with regard to his pronouncement on community and wealth creation, should be advised that IDPADG-G`s focus is empowerment and facilitation, not wealth creation. We expect that those who we engage and empower will go on to create wealth in their own right. All of this can be revealed to the Auditors who were instructed to descend on IDPADA-G under the guise that the pretender (the letter writer) had raised a red flag that attracted their attention. This is an unprecedented, swift, efficient and obviously targeted response under the directions of the powers that be.

The Lord knows what they will trump up next as they use the corrupted value system to question my fiduciary conduct. They could better spend the Nation`s resources auditing the long outstanding World Cup and CARIFESTA expenditures.

Given this apparent obsession with Alexander, under the pretense of accountability, it came as no surprise when Jagdeo, in Machiavellian style, at the recent farcical Local Content consultation, rhetorically asked the audience if anyone in the African Guyanese community had benefitted from the millions that were given to Alexander on behalf of the community. That question, which had no place at such a forum, immediately exposed the unfolding plot being executed by the letter writer, the cheap hero of the drama, and the intellectual authors whose next African Guyanese target is the thorn, Alexander.

The plot cannot crescendo since truth always prevails and the evil and wicked are exposed. Good luck to all of the actors and the cheering and or gullible audience. As I contemplate my options, I will not be deterred from exercising my constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression and association.

Yours truly,
Vincent Alexander



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