Oil and Gas Association Directors to examine allegations against CEO
The Board of Directors of the newly established Guyana Oil and Gas Association (GOGA) is considering as a matter of urgency, corruption allegations leveled against its Chief Executive Officer, Bobby Gossai Jr.
The review on the part of the entity comes on the heels of an article published by this newspaper on Thursday, exposing the unethical behavior of Gossai during his time as Secretary of the Guyana Gold Board. This was chronicled in a detailed forensic audit report conducted by Ram and McRae, Chartered Accountants. The Board of Directors of the GOGA said that it was unaware of the specific contents of the Audit Report referred to in the Kaieteur News article. The Board said that it has since secured a copy of the Audit Report, and will be considering the contents of the report as a matter of urgency. The GOGA made it clear however that the employment of Bobby Gossai Jr. is part of its start-up process. They stressed that Gossai is currently on a probationary period. This period has not yet come to an end.
The Board sought to assure the public that it is committed to the highest levels of transparency and disclosure in its efforts to develop a viable successful Oil and Gas Industry in Guyana. The damning forensic audit report on the Gold Board fingers Gossai in several corrupt acts. In one instance, Gossai is accused of being involved in a clear case of forgery.