— as MoU signed for operationalisation of Tuschen Call Centre
A whopping 150 new jobs will be generated to benefit residents of Region Three as the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, on Monday, inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), paving the way for the operation of the Tuschen Call Centre.
The MoU was signed with Arrowhead Communications, which is expected to take possession of the property on May 1, 2021.
The building was constructed in 2015 by the previous People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) administration but has since remained inoperable.
The MoU was signed by Permanent Secretary, Sharon Roopchand-Edwards, on behalf of the ministry and Justin Nedd on behalf of Arrowhead Communications.
As part of the MoU, Arrowhead Communications has committed to training staff as well as retrofitting the facility.
After the signing, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Oneidge Walrond, noted that the government continues to work towards delivering on its manifesto promise of 50,000 jobs for Guyanese.
“Tuschen is a unique catchment area; this call centre opens up employment opportunities for residents on the West Coast of Demerara to Parika and possibly the Leguan, Wakenaam and other islands,” she said.
“As a government, we want our people employed and we are happy to endorse projects and to partner with private sector agencies that embark on projects that provide employment,” she added.
She also elaborated that the government continues to provide the enabling environment for investment with a wide vision of ensuring development is not restricted or limited to Georgetown or Region Four (Demerara – Mahaica).
“President Ali has made it clear that the government is aggressively working to ensure our governmental systems are effective so that we create a conducive environment for investment. The government continues to roll-out our transformational agenda and I must stress that the developmental approach is not just restricted to Georgetown or Region Four,” she said.
In those regards, the minister promised that Guyanese can expect to see greater investment projects being undertaken in various regions across the country.
“We want to signal to the local private sector and international investors that Guyana is open for investment and the country remains an attractive investment location,” she said.