Georgetown, Guyana (April 9, 2019) The Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP) rejects as malicious misinformation, the allegations in relation to a multimillion dollar contract issued to Videomega Productions being peddled by Opposition Chief Whip, Ms. Gail Teixeira.

Ms. Teixeira, in a video statement on the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) Facebook page, this evening, accused the Department of Energy of singlehandedly contracting Videomega Productions to produce brochures, television and radio advertisements for the Department.

The Ministry wishes to make it pellucid that the Department of Energy contracted Videomega Productions to develop three (3) sixty second television and radio Public Service Announcements (PSAs) at a cost of eight hundred and thirty-two thousand (G$832,000), as part of its public awareness and sensitization campaign with regards to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector.

It should be emphasized that the Department of Energy worked closely with the Ministry’s Procurement Unit in finalizing this contract.

The Ministry of the Presidency wishes to make it clear that the Department of Energy is not engaged in any “incestuous relationship” as indicated by Ms. Teixeira and has from its inception, worked in compliance with all rules and regulations relative to the procurement of goods and services.

That one would speculate that the contract relates to campaign material for the APNU-AFC Coalition for elections is outrageous and completely baseless. The material being developed is solely in keeping with the furtherance of the mandate of the Department of Energy.

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