GEORGETOWN, Guyana, September 4, 2018 (CMC) – The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) said, today, that it had dismissed 12 employees, after conducting a “routine internal review of financial procedures”.
“GT&T would like to assure the public that no adverse impact to any customer was realized, and the review and findings bode well for the customers and are necessary for the evolution of organization,” the company said in a statement.
It added, that during the review, the company had documented “suspicious activities, which warranted further investigation”, adding “we constantly review systems, procedures and resources to maintain an organization that operates at the highest standard of transparency and integrity”.
GT&T’s Chief Executive Officer, Justin Nedd, said this means that “our actions must align with a strong value system and high ethical benchmarks, as we strive to make GT&T the best place to work in Guyana, by 2020”.
Last month, Nedd announced that the company had taken steps to get international quality management systems certification, as the company pivots to be much more customer oriented and quality focused.
GT&T’ spokeswoman, Jasmine Harris, said police were called in and those given marching orders, included managers and junior staff.
“Consequently, reorganization of staff resources was required to ensure and maintain integrity and smooth operation. As part of this process, 12 staffers were terminated,” GT&T said.