GAWU calls on gov’t to deliver EU funds to GuySuCo

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Sugar[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) says that the government should take immediate steps to see to the disbursement of more than $4B that the Guyana Sugar Company (GuySuCo) earned from the European Union.

In a release to the media on Friday June 05, GAWU said it “has noted with heightened concern the continuing financial difficulties being faced by the Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc (GuySuCo). The financial plight of the industry was correctly commented on in recent weeks by both of our major political entities.”

GAWU also stated that it  is aware that GuySuCo is yet to receive the €20.2 million (G$4.76B) that has been earned under the European Union (EU) sugar sector budget support programme although GuySuCo met the indicators required to qualify for this sum of grants.

“GAWU calls on the Government of Guyana to take urgent steps, given the obtaining circumstances, to ensure that these grants are received from the EU, and that this sum is paid over and immediately in full to GuySuCo for use in the sugar industry,” the statement indicated.

The Union said that delay in providing assistance and hesitation to “pursue the EU money, in the current situation, would be unforgiveable” adding that “thousands of workers in the sugar industry and their families’ livelihoods are threatened.”

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  1. Was Komal asleep for the last five years when the opposition collected 38 billion form EU after Guysuco achieved the various parameter and only 2.5 went into Enmore packaging plant. This man cannot lead the country largest workforce anymore his interest is at Robb street. Sugar worker need to boot him out at their next congress and replace him with Narine via a strong mandate for workers interest.

  2. Why did GAWU not bring this matter up with the former government when it was in place,and who is GAWU to lecture to this Coalition what it must do and when to do it?This NEW administration has competent individuals who are intelligent and capable of performing well,if you have suggestions to make,I am sure these people will pay rapt attention,but STOP this dictatorial behavior,that you never risked trying with the previous administration.Change has come.STOP THIS NONSENSE.

  3. Komal is a fake!! He as a member of parliament knows tha the EU grant were used as fiscal support and was approved by the EU.
    Bharat devised a scheme that allowed the money to be budget linked under the guise of poverty alleviation because it met the EU criteria. No MONEY WAS FLOWING to the industry only as bail out after bail out fund.
    Komal knows that Raj and the board was devising schemes to get Indian companies as suppliers to the industry, Kay Bovay, Vishal, Mill rollers.
    WHt more you want Komal stop playing stupid…

  4. When did GAWA find out about this EU grant? It could Not have been in the last few days. At least not since the former CEO made his no salaries and close down speech. Why wait until now to make their demand on the new administration. This 7.6BGuy. Would go a long way in assisting the industry to achieve some form of stability.Why wait until now to disclose this information? The new Government did not know. The Minister made it clear that the no money and close down speech caught him by surprise.Is it because GAWU was protecting this sum from taking wings under the former PPP/C Govt. Or is it “monkey know wha limb fu jump pun” GAWU could not open its mouth under the former King of Guyana?

  5. REALLY? AND WHAT, SWEEP THE $154 MILLION UNDER THE “RUG”? GIVE BACK THE 154M FIRST. AND GAWU, IF YOU KNOW WHO HAS THIS MONEY, YOU BETTER SPEAK NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE.

  6. Why didn’t GAWU make the same demand of the PPP in April? Why was the PPP holding back the money, plus US$2.7M in a Cayman Islands account? Where else is sugar stashed?

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