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More downsizing could be heading to the Guyana Power & Light Company

More persons could be placed on the bread-line, as the Guyana Power and Light Company adds new technology to its range of equipment, a move that is part of the company’s five year plan.

The workers representative union (NACCIE), has been complaining about placing people on the bread-line, but the CEO of the utility, Bharrat Dindyal, said that it is not a downsizing exercise, in fact, he referred to the move as right sizing.

The union has criticized Dindyal for mis-managing and in some cases micro-managing the sector, but Dindyal said, all that he has done is with the best interest of the company in mind.

GPL is currently working to reduce electricity theft and line loss. The company told the media recently, that they intend to take a softer approach to deal with electricity theft. The company is reporting that one thousand persons were charged and placed before the courts for stealing power from the company.

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