The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. (GuySuCo) would like to respond to a letter that was published in the Kaieteur News by Mr. Sookram Persaud on the 31 January, 2017 and titled ‘This decision by GuySuCo boggles the mind’. There is obviously a concerted attempt to undermine the leadership of GuySuCo. Mr. Persaud, if he is real and that is his name, is evidently the “pen” of those who foolhardily believe that they can succeed. Maybe these people are unable to get their own way since the Interim Management Committee (IMC) was appointed. Are they trying to turn the clock back? To what purpose?
GuySuCo is an open book and most, if not all, are aware of its desperately poor financial state. The management team would like to see a change in direction in the best interest of the employees and the country. If Mr. Persaud is truly concerned about the performance of the Corporation and its future and that of its employees, he is welcomed to meet with us at which time we could enlighten him.
Regarding the specific points he raised, if he truly understands the industry he would know that the weather influences the commencement of each crop, and to date it has been wet. Additionally, he ought to know that the out -of -crop maintenance programme also dictates when the crop starts. The specific projects in the programme are dictated by the state of each factory. Again, if he is in the know where the industry is concerned, as he suggests by his writings, then he should be aware of the run down state of not only the factories but also the field equipment and infrastructure.
Finally, regarding his hilarity at the statement that the management team is meeting to consider the crop estimates, we are not sure how he thinks this is done but there is a process and the team meeting to consider and agreeing the estimates after the field work is done as part of this process.
"Mr. Sookram", or whoever he is, should be brave and come forward and have face to face discussions with us.
Senior Communications OfficerCommunications UnitOgle Estate Ogle East CoastDemerara
Tel. No. 222-2916 (Direct line)
613-9404, or 624-0207 (Mobile nos.)
February 1, 2017