Private Sector Commission

Private Sector Delegation led by Chairman of the Private Sector Commission, Capt. Gerry Gouveia, accompanied by ten other private sector leaders including the President of the Chamber of Commerce and the President of AmCham, met with the Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).

Today, a Private Sector Delegation led by Chairman of the Private Sector Commission, Capt. Gerry Gouveia, accompanied by ten other private sector leaders including the President of the Chamber of Commerce and the President of AmCham, met with the Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF). The Central focus of the meeting was on matters relating to national security, pre and post elections period – in view of having and preserving a peaceful election period in Guyana.

To this end, one of the key items discussed was the role and responsibility of the GDF as enshrined under the constitution of Guyana. The Chief of Staff assured the Private Sector Leaders that the GDF’s intervention will be guided by its mandate as set out under the law especially concerning its role through the Joint Services by providing support to the Guyana Police Force (GPF) in the event of an unrest.

Further, the Chief of Staff also took the opportunity to express his interest for deeper collaboration with the Private Sector in national development as an important stakeholder. The PSC committed to strengthen its relationship with the force in this regard and has committed to the sharing of information and greater collaboration as it relates to national security and national development.


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