Harmon discusses laying of legislation in National Assembly

Minister of State Joseph Harmon met with members of the State Asset Recovery Unit (SARU) to discuss

SARU Head, Dr Clive Thomas along with Minister of State Joseph Harmon
SARU Head, Dr Clive Thomas along with Minister of State Joseph Harmon

matters in relation to the Unit’s operation and the laying of the SARU Bill 2016 in the National Assembly.
SARU has been operating illegally, Attorney General Basil Williams had admitted, as there is currently no legislation governing the operations being conducted by the Unit.
The People’s Progressive Party/Civic Opposition had previously expressed concerns over the fact that SARU has been operating without legislation in place and that the Terms of Reference of its operations are still unknown to the public.
Contacted for a comment from SARU Head, Dr Clive Thomas, Guyana Times was told that he was unavailable. During the recent meeting on Monday, SARU provided a report on all matters attracting its attention.
SARU has been involved in a number of investigations, including that into Pradoville 2, Chinese Logging Company BaiShanLin, the National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL), the granting of radio licences, among others.
Meanwhile, SARU also discussed with the Minister the various challenges, progress was measured and plans/strategies were devised on the way forward.