[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.