Since taking office back in 2015, the APNU+AFC Coalition has found itself being forced to explain various positions, initiatives and plans as a result of the leaking of confidential information from inside the government.
Just recently, a document that was shared between senior Finance Officers in the government about the Exxon Mobil signing bonus and a special government account, made its way into the local media and on the front page of the newspapers.
In the National Assembly on Thursday, Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge raised some worry over the leakage of sensitive information from the government that could compromise its national security efforts and its plans for getting set for the possible international court hearing on the border controversy with Venezuela.
Today, President David Granger expressed his own concern about leakages in the government. When asked by News Source at his press conference about what systems are being employed to plug the leaks, he said “it is not an ordinary case of plumbing and we would like to find out who is leaking and bring an end to the leakage but we just don’t know, because if we knew, we would stop it.”
He said the leakers appear to be covering their trails well in secrecy.
Many officials high up in the APNU+AFC coalition believe that the government may have erred when it decided to keep on several senior public service officials in its employ following the elections.
One senior official pointed out that “in being decent and nice, the government erred in allowing too many of those persons to stay in the government system in the same positions, although their loyalty might have been with the party they knew in government for 23 years”.
There have been cases where even senior public servants who took time away from work to campaign for the PPP during the last elections, have been been allowed to return to the job, although public service rules are clear about public servants being involved in campaigning and elections work.