The Guyana Government is currently poring over a number of proposals from potential Canadian investors, so much so that they are said to be overwhelmed.This was the comment by Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman, who updated media operatives this past week on the recent visit of a high level delegation to Canada to meet with a number of potential investors.That delegation was led by Prime Minister and First Vice President, Moses Nagamootoo; Public Security Minister and Second Vice President,Anthony Martial Jersey
, Khemraj Ramjattan; Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin and Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson among others.Trotman met with media operatives this past week at the Ministry of the Presidency, and reported that its genesis stems from an earlier visit to Canada by Head of State,Custom Juventus Jerseys
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, who had “noted the overwhelming willingness of Guyanese in the Diaspora to return home to be involved in the development process.”The follow up meeting with the government delegation was held from last week Friday to Monday and according to Trotman, Cabinet was debriefed by the government team on their return.The Canada-based Guyanese, according to Trotman, demonstrated a high level of patriotic fervor. The persons engaged were primarily interested in national issues and “not so consumed with the day to day things that we tend to be consumed with from time to time.”He said, too, that there was a great interest “in investment in development projects, especially in infrastructure development.”Minister Trotman used the opportunity to dismiss assertions that it was an Alliance for Change (AFC) outreach to Canada.According to Trotman,Ander Herrera Jersey
, while those members visiting Canada are primarily from the AFC, it was in fact a government delegation.“We have one government comprising of six political parties in one coalition, so any Minister or group of Ministers representing at meetings, whether I stand here before the press as a Minister I don’t wear a political hat I wear a government hat,” said Trotman.He drew reference to the fact that while in Canada, the President’s entourage comprised mainly of persons from A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) but that trip was not considered a party outreach by the APNU.“We don’t see things in terms of party colour, we see things in terms of a government,” said Trotman. As such, according to Trotman,Custom Bayern Munich Jerseys
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, to engage with the Diaspora.”Following the Government outreach, a number of Ministerial Advisors were appointed.The new Ministerial Advisors are Tameshwar Lilmohan, who is the President of the AFC in Toronto, and Dr. Rohan Somar, Ron Alert and Earth Marshal from the United States.Indications are that they will lead committees in their respective regions and liaise with the government on Diaspora matters.In presenting the certificates of appointment to the Advisors, Minister Ramjattan praised their hard work and continued support for the Alliance, which according to him was largely responsible for helping the APNU+AFC coalition defeat the People’s Progressive Party at the May 11 elections.During last Saturday’s business forum a room of over 200 at the Riverstone Gulf Club in Brampton, saw presentations from Ministers Patterson and Gaskin that identified specific investment opportunities available in Guyana that the government was ready to move forward on.These include waterfront development, transportation, highway construction, aerodrome improvement and construction and alternative energy projects among others.Minister Patterson said that four communities – Mabaruma, Bartica, Mahdia and Lethem–are to be given Township status, and the government aims to have them all powered by alternative energy sources.Following the presentations, Ministers Gaskin and Patterson and their staff met with about 26 investor groups in back to back meetings that ran after 9pm.The team on the previous day met with big Bay Street investors in Canada’s financial district where they discussed opportunities in mining, investment financing and alternative energy.