Gov’t aiming at sugar workforce of 10,000 – Granger

David Granger

In revamping the Albion, Blairmont and Uitvlugt sugar estates, government intends to employ some 10,000 persons and will appoint a Board to the Guyana Sugar Corporation that will make sound decisions to maximize the resources available and ensure the profitability of the industry.

“GuySuCo is important to us. We have said that we are not shutting down the sugar industry, it is being reformed”, President David Granger on Friday told a press conference he hosted at the Ministry of Presidency. 

“We are bent on maintaining larger estates in East Berbice, in West Berbice and West  Demerara…and produce about 147-150,000 tonnes of sugar. We are aiming at producing those volumes and we are aiming at maintaining a working population of about 10, 000,” he added…..

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