`Kwame Mc Coy appears before SOCU; questioned about NCN tower move


PPP Executive and long time spokesman, Kwame Mc Coy today (Thursday, March 9, 2017) joined his party colleagues, among those interviewed by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) in relation to the Pradoville 2 land acquisition probe.

Following his interview at the SOCU Headquarters, Mc Coy told members of the media that was asked about his role in relation to seat on the Board of Directors of the National Communications Network and the decision that led to the relocation of the State entity’s transmission tower from Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara.

“Basically they wanted to know about my role in this entire saga of the Pradoville 2, specifically as it relates to my role as a director on the NCN board which would have at some point be responsible for the relocation of the Sparendaam Tower” he said.

When further pressed about if indeed he did play a role in the matter or the decision that led to the relocation, Mr. Mc Coy then said he did not wish to comment further on the issue.

The media operatives then turned questions to the likelihood of charges being brought against him in the future which led to Mc Coy responding that he was unsure given the uncertain nature of the Coalition Administration. “Hear, hold on,” Mc Coy said, “I don’t know, with this Government anything is possible. From fiction to manipulation to anything. Anything that you could imagine being not real could happen under this Government.”

Mc Coy, joins the likes of Former Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud, Former Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand and Former Minister of Home Affairs and PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee, who all voluntarily submitted themselves for questioning by SOCU following the arrests of Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo and Former Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon.

Pradoville 2 is a gated community located in Goedverwagting-Sparendaam located on the East Coast of Demerara.

Investigations into the allocation of several acres of prime real estate land came to light during a wider probe of the operations of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) during which it was found that the lots were undervalued.


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