Businessman Brian Tiwarie believes the campaign against Minister Joe Harmon has evolved to the extent that it “drags BK and its Managing Director through the mud and denigrates them both.”
In a press statement today (April 11) Tiwarie sought to “set the record straight.”
Tiwarie says the campaign against Minister Harmon for his appointment of him as Ministerial adviser “no doubt forms part of a personal vendetta of Kaieteur News Publisher, Glenn Lall” against him.
Contrary to media reports, Tiwarie claims that there was nothing “improper” about his appointment. “This is simply not true. It is a complete fabrication,” the statement read.
It was further noted that “Mr. Tiwarie was never appointed Advisor to the Government nor to the Minister of Business. But the falsehood has been strategically repeated so often that many persons now are confused and may be inclined to believe this confounded lie. Unfortunately, the Stabroek News in its editorial of April 4, 2016 repeated this lie on many occasions. One may excuse the Guyana Chronicle and the Kaieteur News agenda on this issue but Stabroek News should have checked the facts more carefully before venturing into this minefield.”
Tiwarie is contending that Minister Harmon is entitled to appoint a personal adviser, as other government officials have done, pointing out that his efforts in this capacity are ‘pro bono.’
In the statement Tiwarie accused President David Granger, who rescinded his appointment of “impulsive decision making.”
“The truth of the matter is that a political struggle is underway between various elements in high places and the Tiwarie so called appointment is being used by many to achieve their objectives,” the statement elaborated.
“We strongly believe that when politicians are at war, they must avoid dragging in innocent parties, unrelated to their apparent power struggles,” it concluded.