Minister McCoy urges new GNPL Board to embrace modern techniques

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Minister Kwame McCoy meeting with Directors of the Board and the senior management of GNPL

Minister within the Office of the Prime Minister, Kwame McCoy, on Thursday charged the Board of the Guyana National Printers Limited (GNPL) to embrace modern techniques to execute its mandate.

The GNPL’s Board is chaired by Dr. Dexter Phillips, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of School of the Nations. The other Directors are Mr. Mark Ramotar, Mrs. Molly Hassan, Mr. Edward Layne, Mr. Dion Young, Ms. Nekeisha Persaud and Ms. Sherel Isaacs.

Mr. David Collins taking the Minister and Directors on a guided tour of GNPL

During discussions there, he advised the entity to transition to modern methods to optimise its output, DPI reported.

“I think it is absolutely important in a business like this that we examine the modern type of techniques used,” Minister McCoy was quoted by DPI as saying.

Further, he expressed confidence in the aptitude of the GNPL’s staff and in the company’s success. To this end, the Minister encouraged the Board to plan and execute its mandate with integrity.

“We must be accountable and transparent at all times and not just by the mere use of the words of ‘accountability’ and ‘transparency’, but by our actions at every level in terms of how the company’s business is done,” he said.

Director Mark Ramotar chatting with an employee in the press room

According to DPI, Minister McCoy underscored that these principles should be seen through the actions of the Board in the GNPL’s daily operations.

Meanwhile, he lauded GNPL’s Chairman and the Board, whom he said will contribute to the growth and success of the company.

Minister McCoy and the Board of Directors were then taken on a guided tour of the facility to get a first-hand look at its operations.

The GNPL has been conducting business since 1939.