Chairman of GPL’s Board of Directors face off with the parliamentary committees for a second time
Chairman of GPL’s Board of Directors, Winston Brassington told the two committees that the overall problem faced by the power company at the senior level is finding and keeping key technical employees.
Brassington said through the Inter-American Development Bank support would be given to GPL to improve its management at every level.
Last week it was also presented to the two Parliamentary committees that the electricity company would need 250 million US dollars in order to operate more efficiently along with more experienced managers.
On the note of cheaper electricity, Brassington said that that once the Amalia falls hydro project is put into motion it would result in GPL saving significantly.
Prime Minister Samuel Hinds who was faced with a question about GPL’s dependency on Government assistance explained that with the advent of hydropower the company would no longer need operating subsidies from Central Government.
The Parliamentary Sectoral Committees on Economic Services and Natural Resources is tasked with examining all policies and administration in the economic and natural resources sectors.
The role of the two committees would determine whether the execution of Government policies is in keeping with the principles of good governance and in the best interest of every citizen.
The Guyana Power and Light Company is more than likely to face the two committees for further clarifications as it relates to the power company’s operation after the Parliamentary recess.