President David Granger on Thursday met with the new Consul General to Nickerie, Suriname, Esther Griffith, at the Ministry of the Presidency, where he outlined his expectations as she takes up her new role.
Griffith, who has served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Chief of Protocol, will depart Guyana today for Nickerie where she will immediately assume duties, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency said.
During the meeting, the President outlined his vision of what must be achieved by the Consulate General’s Office.
Griffith was reported in the release as saying that she is appreciative and honoured by the confidence that the President has reposed in her.
“His Excellency was very clear and concise in his expectations. My job will be to seek to enhance relations between Guyana and Suriname [and] work on the image of Guyanese in Nickerie. I will also be looking at tourism, bringing tourists to Guyana and His Excellency wants to ensure that we speak to investments as well,” Griffith added.