The new members of the Board of Directors for the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) met with Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha on Tuesday following Cabinet’s no objection to their appointment.
The new members of the GuySuCo Board of Directors are Madanlall Ramraj, Jairam Petam, Mohamed Raffik, Roy Hanoman Singh, Shaleeza Shaw, Tarachand Balgobin, Shameera Evans, Desmond Sears, Vishnu Panday, Paul Cheong, Ramnarayan Rupan, and Aslim Singh.
During the brief meeting, Minister Mustapha told the new Board Members that the revitalisation and modernisation of Guyana’s sugar industry remain of utmost importance to the government and the people of Guyana.
While reminding them of the difficulties faced when several estates were closed by the APNU/AFC administration, Minister Mustapha said that the government remains steadfast in its efforts to restore the sector and that it was the responsibility of the Board to implement the policies of the government as it relates to the development of the industry.
Minister Mustapha also said that it was important for a direct line of communication between the Board of Directors and the Estates’ management to be established.
This, he added, was vital to the effective functioning and operation of the various estates.
He also encouraged the members to work as a collective and maintain effective cooperation and professionalism, as the ultimate goal of the Board was to ensure the industry regains viability.