The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce is saddened at the passing of Ronald Webster and remembers him as a dynamic, articulate and committed member of the private sector.
In a press release, Minister Irfaan Ali said Webster’s role as chairman of the Private Sector Commission was marked with deep commitment to the development of Guyana, fairness and a conscious understanding of the social, economic and political realities facing the nation.
“His decisions were always guided by what was just and right for Guyana,” the ministry said, adding that his death means that the private sector will be without one of its finest assets.
The ministry also said that Webster’s role in enhancing Guyana’s competitiveness through his work at the National Competitiveness Council and the Project Steering Committee, tasked with implementing decisions of the Council, was most outstanding. “The Ministry…has lost a genuine partner in development.”
Personally, Ali said he has lost a friend an experienced asset that he constantly sought out on matters related to the private sector and more particularly to the sectors which he represents.
The ministry extends condolences to Webster’s relatives and hopes that God grants them strength during this sad time.