[www.inewsguyana.com] – Several Ministers of the APNU+AFC government have been appointed to serve as the Chairs of several state agencies and commissions including the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), which was previously headed by Winston Brassington.
Finance Minister Winston Jordan now heads the NICIL Board and is also the Chairman of the Bureau of Statistics and the Privatisation Board.
Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman, who oversees the Natural Resources Sector, has been appointed to serve as the Chairman of the Guyana Lottery Commission.
Meanwhile, Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin has been named as the Chairman of Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest) and is also a member of the Privatisation Board.
Minister of State Joseph Harmon has been named as a member of NICIL and Working People’s Alliance (WPA) Member, Desmond Trotman has been appointed as a member of the Board of the Bureau of Statistics.
Other noteworthy appointment to State Boards include, Vanessa Kissoon as a member of Linden Enterprise Network (LEN), Lance Carberry as the Chairman of the Guyana Oil Company, Christopher Ram as a member of the Guyana Securities Council, and a member of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) Board while Dr Surendra Persaud was appointed NIS Chairman.
Also, Major General Retired Joe Singh has been appointed the Chairman of National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), Olato Sam as the Chairman of the Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) and Dr Steve Surujbally as the Deputy Chairman of GSA. Joel Edmondson has been named a Board member of the Hope Coconut Industries Limited.