Guyana praised for its Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Implementation Plan – 16th May 2013
Guyana is on the right track in terms of its efforts in Pesticides and Toxic chemicals control. This is the View of Richard Cook, who is an international consultant that helped to prepare a National Implementation Plan for Guyana: The plan is required under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants which is convention Guyana signed onto in 2007.
Guyana is not known for producing Pesticides and most chemicals used in the Agri sector and elsewhere, but Dr. Leslie Munroe, who is the Chairman of the Pesticide and Toxic Chemicals Control Board said they have to strictly monitor the imports.
Representing the Government of Guyana was Permanent Secretary in the Agri Ministry George Jervis and he said that as a net exporter of food, Guyana has to be very careful with the products sent out for consumption.
He appealed for cooperation by all stakeholders to ensure that all systems are safe and meet all the requirements.
The Permanent Secretary then endorsed the plan and directed the Pesticide Board to lodge a copy of the plan with the relevant agency.