Private sector head urges rethink and support for Amaila
-but way ahead unclear
Chairman of the Private Sector Commission, Ron Webster yesterday called on all stakeholders to rethink their positions on the Amaila hydro project and support it but it is unclear what the way forward could be as the prospective developer Sithe Global is sticking by its decision to pull out and the main opposition APNU remains against the venture in its current form.
Webster was speaking yesterday at the opening of the two-day National Economic Forum at the Guyana International Conference Centre which also heard other appeals for the project to go ahead.
Minister of Finance Dr Ashni Singh said the Amaila project is Guyana’s ‘bird in the hand’, and said it would take at least a decade for any of the alternative sites floated by detractors to get to the stage that the current project is at the moment.