By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Celebrating 150 years since it first opened its doors as the indigenous local insurance provider in Guyana, Hand in Hand Insurance Company on Monday unveiled postal stamps to mark this anniversary.
The stamps were unveiled at the Company’s Barr Street Office and would be available in denominations of $80 and $150.
“Commemorative stamps are the perfect memorabilia to celebrate an anniversary of significant event. Such stamps are circulated both locally and internationally to a wide cross section of people. Stamps also attract the interests of Philatelists who purchase, sell and store them as valued collectables,” the company stated.
Junior Public Works Minister Annette Ferguson who was on hand for the unveiling ceremony earmarked the importance of the postal sector, even now in the 21st century.
“The timely unveiling of this stamp reinforces the truth, Guyana remains committed to the idea of relations with our international partners…this stamp is a symbol of Guyana’s commitment to the postal services,” stated Ferguson.
The Minister noted too that the government is seeking a Private Public Partnership financial structure for the Guyana Post Office Corporation.
“The Guyana Post Office Corporation is pleased to be of service to the people and as we seek to build the public sector into a public private partnership, which will help to achieve policy goals and develop infrastructure while shifting short term financial strains away from tax payers and government coffers,” she stated.
“We will try to adopt every possibility to be innovative to the advancement service to pour people,” Ferguson declared.