Despite being in a state of jeopardy, President Donald Ramotar says that he is determined to see the finalization of the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project.
The President reiterated his commitment to the project today, Monday August 19, during his remarks at the opening of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union Annual General Assembly, which is being held at the International Conference Center.
“When realised, despite the problems that it is in at the time, I am still determined that this will be realized and this would have a tremendous transformative effect on our development and will benefit the Region as a whole,” President Ramotar said.
The main investor of the Amaila Falls Project – Sithe Global – withdrew from the project, as a result of a lack of political consensus.
This is due to the non support from the main opposition – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), which voted against the Bills relating to the development of the project.
According to President Ramotar, “I believe that it would be a proud day, not only for Guyana but for the entire Caribbean. If we can produce energy in a big way from a source other than fossil fuel; an economically stronger Guyana means a stronger region…”