DHBC responds to Christopher Ram statement

7th August, 2014

KINGSTON - The Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC) has noted the comments made by Chartered Accountant, Christopher Ram in the Kaieteur News, 6th August 2014, publication “Harbour Bridge Fails to Submit Audited Statements for Four Years” and would like to offer the following response.

The Audit Office of Guyana (AOG) is the legal entity responsible for the auditing of the DHBC Financial Statements. In adhering to this legal requirement, the DHBC had submitted its Financial Statements to the AOG office for the years 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  

The status of the Audit for these years is as follows:

2010 - Audit completed and AOG Audited Report issued

2011- Audit completed and AOG Audited Report to be issued

2012 - To be audited (we are aware that the AOG had advertised for this audit to be contracted out)

2013  - To be audited

Finally, the DHBC also note with disappointment, the failure of Kaietuer News reporter Kiana Willburg to seek a response from the DHBC or Ministry of Public Works before publishing the said article.