Business Minister disappointed with performance of Go-Invest

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Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin
Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin has expressed his disappointment with the performance of the Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest).

He told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that the entity has not been functioning as it should; however he is of the view that the new Board of Directors may be able to turn this situation around.

“I’m not satisfied that Go-Invest has met its objectives, I think there is a lot that Go-Invest should be doing. I think Go-Invest should be playing a leading role in investment promotion and investment related advocating in Guyana, and I don’t think it has been doing that up to now,” Gaskin said.

Gaskin is of the view that the entity has been sidelined by higher authorities in the past.

“You can’t have one investment agency and then have most of your major investments being handled outside of that agency. Go-Invest has to do what it was designed to do and to that extent it must be given the authority to do so and it must be allowed to act without political interference,” the Minister added.

He is of the view that the entity needs to be pointed in the right direction by its leadership. The Minister, who is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Go-Invest, said the new Board met once so far where there was very good participation.

“I’m very encouraged by that first board meeting. I think it is a Board that definitely can take Go-Invest forward,” he said.

 

7 COMMENTS

  1. Granger attained the highest status as a member of the disciplined forces. The people are hoping that he will bring that sense of discipline and honesty into his government..for the benefit of all Guyanese..We have endured so much difficult times for the past four to five decades. let’s be hopeful now..

  2. Some people are really dense. There are many parties in the coalition. Gaskin is AFC. The AFC had a number of ministries. It is not President Granger who made him minister. It is the AFC period. President Granger is from the PNC/R party. It was written many times but there is a particular person who harps on this daily. This tells me that that person is educationally challenged. I am not a member of any political party.

  3. And people like you condone this kith and kin conflict of interest, nepotism and favoritism. Granger’s son in law being a minister in the government is the issue. Speak to it or don’t speak at all. In short go get a life!

  4. Because of people like you, your Father in law and his bunch of cronies, Investors will shy away from Guyana. For you guys who are taking Guyana backwards you need to wake up and see how many other countries Foreigners can invest in. Blaming the past Go Invest people will not work. Tell us about their accomplishments and their failures and we can decide if they were good or not. Stop the politicking and run home to your father in law now to complain.

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