[www.inewsguyana.com] – With Guyana preparing to reap the benefits of the ExxonMobil operations, international investors are taking the opportunity to get on board. Several oil and gas Executives met with Minister of State Joseph Harmon on Monday, July 13, where they revealed that despite possible challenges, Guyana is now at a cross roads and has a unique opportunity to grow economically through international investments.
According to a press release from the Ministry of the Presidency, the businessmen indicated that they have strong beliefs in doing business legally and ethically – thus their reasons for choosing to do business under the David Granger Administration.
“The investors made it clear that they would not have come to Guyana to operate the way business was done under the previous administration. They feel that Guyana is now in an era of legality, honesty and transparency that will attract more overseas investors,” the release noted.
According to the release, Minister Harmon told the group of executives that Government’s and President Granger’s intention is to create a level playing field for business, taking Guyana in direction that facilitates business that is neither characterized nor tainted with the kind of corruption that Guyana has become accustomed to from certain types of investments seen before.
“He noted too that it is the president’s intention to ensure that business in Guyana is facilitating, and that firmer business arrangements and business connections are established with the US.”
The release further noted that Harmon also explained that the establishment and appointment of a Minister of Business supports government’s intention of having a strong, legitimate and thriving business sector.
The Minister welcomed the investors and committed to ensuring that doing business with the international community is facilitated in an orderly and proper manner.