‘We didn’t get any work from Exxon’ – Ram & McRae
Chartered accounting firm, Ram and McRae has denied that it has ever received work from ExxonMobil, the American firm leading development of the giant oil fields offshore Guyana.
On Tuesday, the Department of Public Information (DPI) released a document citing 227 companies which have done business with Exxon.
Ram and McRae was included on the list but the company said it was never contracted by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), the local subsidiary of ExxonMobil.
“Our records for the last ten years, including the entire 2018 to date, show that Ram & McRae has provided no services to EEPGL or any of its affiliates,” Rakesh Latchana, partner and CEO of Ram and McRae, along with its Managing Director Christopher Ram, said in a statement to the media.
“Incidentally,” Ram and McRae added, “an accounting colleague Mr. Ramesh Seebarran indicated to us that he too is named even though his firm has not provided any such services.”
However, the firm said it has been “providing Entirely independent of the EEPGL, Ram & McRae has been providing a range of services to subcontractors of EEPGL and other entities operating in the sector.”
It said that it was also aware of a number of non-Guyanese firms providing similar services to subcontractors which have not been included on the list.