The Government has named owner of the Pegasus Hotel, Robert Badal, as the new Chairman of the newly installed Board of Directors (BoD) for the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Inc.
The announcement was made today by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.
Badal, who publicly endorsed and campaigned for the APNU/AFC during the run-up to the May 2015 elections, has been a vocal critic of the PPP/C.
Badal is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Stockfeeds Company on the East Bank of Demerara.
Inews understands that this new Board to be chaired by Badal will be investigating recent reports implicating GPL Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Colin Welch in an over US$4 million contract for the pre-paid meters scandal.
As such, Welch’s fate will lie in the hands of the Board members after the probe is completed.