The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Legal Affairs, Indira Ananjit was sent on leave to facilitate an ongoing audit into the disappearance of millions of dollars in law books and computer parts.
Attorney General Basil Williams on Monday said that Ananjit was the person in charge of the purchase of the computer spares and law books.
When the items were discovered missing, she was asked to proceed on 52 days leave.
Williams said she has been on leave for several weeks now while auditors from the Auditor General Office continue to do their work.
The period being audited dates back to the earlier months in 2013, when the items were purchased under the former AG, Anil Nandlall to present.
According to Williams, the losses amount to over $2 million in computer parts and in excess of $2 million in law books.
Williams hopes the auditors will complete their work soon and give a plausible explanation to where the items have disappeared.
In the interim, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, Melissa Tucker has been appointed to act as the Ministry’s P.S.
Anandjit has been serving as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Legal Affairs ever since July 2012.
In November 2014, during an interview with a Chronicle Reporter she had said “I don’t have plans to retire anytime soon. I’m enjoying myself. I’ve enjoyed every bit of my jobs. As long as the government would have me, I’m here to serve. There were so many opportunities for me to go and work abroad but I was never keen on that. I love my country because I am a patriotic Guyanese.”
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