Colin Welch appointed GPL intermin-CEO

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gplmainstreet[www.inewsguyana.com] – The APNU+AFC Government has taken steps to appoint Colin Welch as the interim Chief Executive Officer of the state-owned Guyana Power and Light (GPL) company on the heels of  Bharrat Dindyal being fired.

According to a statement from GPL, the appointment was made since August 17 and would see Welch being moved up from Deputy CEO (Technical) to the post in the intermim.

It was also stated that Renford Homer Senior Divisional Director – Commercial Services and Information Technology has been designated interim Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

“The interim appointments will continue until the new Board of Directors is installed, hence, Advertisements to fill existing vacancies on GPL’s Executive Management Structure will be executed,” the release stated.

Dindyal was fired by the government less than two weeks ago after it was discovered that his contract had expired since December 2014 and he was working at the behest of Former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds after the two made a verbal agreement for a six-month extension on the contract.

It was revealed that the former CEO pocketed $3.8M in basic salary, $875,000 in monthly gratuity, $500,000 for accommodation, security allowance at $525,000, leave passage at $210,000, and medical allowance at $210,000.

This would take the Former CEO’s monthly salary to a staggering $6.1M and annual earnings to $74.3M.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Namaskar,with a new C.E.O within the G.P.L ORGANIZATION PEOPLE ARE EXPECTING MANY RE-ARRANGEMENTS.
    FOR EXAMPLE,light bills seemed to have mounted drastically.
    My light bill has mounted to four times what it was.
    I tried calling the GPL people .They were friendy and seemed concerned about the new figure on the blight bil.
    When they asked for my name it lead to another story.Their attitude would change suddenly and they told that the amount is correct.Refusing to listen to any reason or rationalizing, they insisted that the calculations were correct. even with a blender going bad over the past month could not desist them.
    Wonder what a new C.E.O means.

  2. This was as obvious as night follows day. Kick the Indian up his ass, bring the other ”GENTLEMAN” to put right all the ”ills” of GPL
    There we go again

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