MESSAGE FROM HIS E X CELLENCY DONALD RAMOTAR , PRESIDENT OF GUYANA
I am pleased to welcome the fifth “Business Guyana” magazine. Judging from previous publications, I have every reason to believe this one will also be of an exceptional quality, one that is befitting of the very high standards that are associated with the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Through publications such as the “Business Guyana”, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been in the vanguard of encouraging greater trade and investment to our booming country. I wish to take this opportunity to commend the insightful leadership of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the excellent work that they have been doing, and especially for the progressive stances they have taken in defense of the national interest. The leadership of the GCCI has been audacious and principled on a number of issues of national concern. Indeed the leadership has been prepared to support developmental initiatives which they view as being beneficial for Guyana. It is important that all stakeholders continue to work together in advancing the development of Guyana. Such collaboration sends a positive signal to investors about the degree of national consensus surrounding issues of national development and thus acts as a magnet for attracting greater trade and investment. The tremendous strides that our economy has made in recent times would not have gone unnoticed by investors. These investors continue to show great enthusiasm in doing business with our country. This interest is heightened when important stakeholders within the private sector are seen as being supportive of the developmental agenda of the country, an agenda that was crafted with inputs from national stakeholders. We all have a stake in the future of our country. We all have important roles to play at this time when Guyana is poised to intensify and diversify its economic activities. In the next few years, my government will aggressively pursue major infrastructural projects. This will allow us to deepen our economic integration with larger markets, and through the regional agreements that we have inked to provide incentives for more competitive trading and investment arrangements with the rest of the world. Guyana is on an irreversible upward trajectory of growth and development. In the years ahead, we will continue to blaze new paths and open up new frontiers of development. I therefore invite investors to be part of this exciting process of economic transformation that is taking place, one that is so vividly captured within the pages of this magazine.
An Investor’s Guide to Doing Business in Guyana.