The Government of Guyana has been forced to pull the plug on a number of former officials of the previous administration and their family members accessing the facilities of the Guyana Oil Company to fill up the fuel tanks of their vehicles.
News Source understands that a number of officials of the former government and their relatives were still accessing the credit system at various Guyoil gas stations.
Government Ministries have a credit system with Guyoil for the supply of fuel for government vehicles. The vehicles would be filled up and at the end of the month the various Ministries would receive invoices for purchase and those invoices would also carry the registration number for the vehicles that would have accessed the service.
According to Minister of State Joe Harmon, the facility was being abused by the former government during its time in office and some former officials and their relatives were still abusing it and as such a decision was made to ensure they are no longer able to access the facility.
Some of the vehicles that were accessing the credit facility for government were not government vehicles.
Harmon said Guyoil has been submitting invoices for payments and the various Ministries have already been informed of what they should be looking for.
He said the government will ensure that those from the former administration who accessed the facility along with the family members and friends will pay for the fuel they would have collected.
“It falls into a pattern of serious abuse by the previous administration and during the the course of next week, I will release information about some of the former officials who have been abusing their positions in the state”, Harmon said.
“Those persons who were drawing fuel and not paying for it, they will pay for it. Guyoil is not a private entity”.