New CEO of GPL was upfront and straight

first_imgDear Editor,I compliment the new Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Albert Gordon, for being upfront and straight with the Guyanese people about the company’s drive to upgrade its capacity and service.As an expatriate professional contracted to enhance GPL’s service and build up consumers’ confidence, Gordon boldly stated that this will take time, so no one should have unrealistic expectations. It was an honest and proper way to start.The new CEO seems well qualified and talented, and he has hit the ground running. All Guyanese should give him a chance to improve GPL and transform the nation’s power-generation sector, which is vitally important to our economy, our income, and our future.I am sure he and the GPL Board are contemplating a new system of power generation that uses fuel or petroleum by-products from Guyana’s new oil and gas sector. I am no specialist in oil and gas, and I know there will be costs and other challenges, but nothing is impossible; where there’s a will there’s a way.GPL and Guyana must invest with the future in mind. I hope GPL’s plan of action under Gordon is to bring us more local inputs for power generation, especially Guyana’s oil or gas or petroleum by-products when they become available, which should be directly accessible and below world market prices.As a patriot who loves Guyana, I encourage the new CEO to be strong and steadfast in guiding GPL to new heights using more local inputs. As they usually do, many will try to break the CEO’s heart and willpower, but I trust that he will withstand the pressure.To him I say: stay strong, brother! Help the people of Guyana to get high quality power-generation service. I know your difficulties, corruption being the main challenge; but I know also that among GPL’s workers, managers and administrators, there are great people who will help you achieve your goals.However, please be aware of, and be on the lookout for, some employees and contractors who are dishonest, a situation that exists on a massive scale in this country.Anything can happen, but the first public pronouncements by GPL’s new CEO caused me to think that the company’s management is in good hands. I expect nothing less than a new approach and significantly improved service during his tenure.Sincerely,Roshan Khan Snrlast_img read more

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