[www.inewsguyana.com] – President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Clinton Urling has renewed the call for an end to the political/parliamentary impasse that continues to negatively affect the tenth parliament and the country at large.
The GCCI’s President made the comment during the launch of the 2nd edition of Business Directory Magazine at the Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown Friday evening (September 27).
He believes this is the biggest challenge facing the country and urged parliamentarians, some of who were present at the event, to review legislations on merit and worth that meets the threshold of trustworthiness and transparency, while looking at ways in which political compromise can be met.
He told the room full of Dignitaries, Government Officials, Opposition Members and Business men/women that the current political atmosphere has serve to shun away investors and called for the establishment of an economic council to deal with such matters.
“We urge politicians to fix and not fight” he said.
Also on Urling’s list of concerns were the current crime situation and its effects on the local business sector. He says the call by the opposition for the removal of Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee will not solve the problem, but recommended rather that concerns be directed to the agency responsible for public security and safety – the Guyana Police Force.
Among his recommendations for the improvement of the crime fighting unit is the provision of more training opportunities and the raising of salaries. “It is about time Government and the Ministry of Home Affairs stop talking the talk and walk the walk” Urling added.
In spite of these challenges that affect the business community he expressed joy in launching the second edition of the Business Directory Magazine.
The publication highlights the products and services offered by the Chamber’s member businesses to both local and overseas consumers. This is among a series of initiatives that are aimed at enhancing and expanding the GCCI’s members’ profile.