Metal exporters want urgent presidential intervention

– business ministry working on new procedures

Piqued over what it says has been the suspension—without either notice or official notification—of the scrap metal trade by the APNU+AFC administration since June last year, the Guyana Metal Recyclers Association (GMRA) the official umbrella body for local exporters has told the Stabroek Business that the protracted inability of businesses to ply their trade is wreaking havoc with the industry and denying legitimate businessmen the right to earn a living.

On Wednesday GMRA Secretary Michael Benjamin bemoaned what he said was the shoddy treatment meted out to the association insofar as it had to learn “second hand” about the decision to close the trade and, moreover, that the trade has remained closed for more than a year with no indication up until now as to when it is likely to be reopened…..