Granger Outlines His Plans for the Business Sector
The Presidential Candidate for the Peoples National Congress Reform, David Granger met face to face with members of the business community as the Guyana Manufacturers and Services hosted the 2nd of three interactions with the leading presidential candidates. Granger outlined his plans for the business community should he become president. Granger said as Guyana approaches its 45th year as an independent nation, the country is not where many expected it to be 4 and a half decades later.
He told the business persons gathered that he is not going to make several bold promises but rather focus on just 3 critical areas that should assist in the turn around of the Guyanese economy…Public security, education and fixing the local economy.
He said the business community ought to be operating in a safe environment and he is promising to create that environment once elected.
On education, he noted the importance and need for a well educated workforce. He said there are way too many school drop outs right now and it’s a problem that must be fixed. If the economy and the business community are to see real development, Guyana he said must once again become an education nation.
On his efforts to turn around the Guyanese economy completely the PNC Presidential candidate said we must turn our attention to many of our unused resources. There is a need he said for there to be the generation of more value added products.
After his presentation, he faced a number of questions including one about the local tax system.
Granger said he will not lead a government that is too involved in the business sector. He said what he intends to do is create the right environment for business to develop and grow. He pointed to better security of our borders and the need for greater business links with other countries, links that could increase trade and push further development.
Next up on the business sector meeting is the PPP Presidential Candidate Donald Ramotar. He will be outlining his plans before the same group on the eve of Guyana’s independence anniversary.