Old GPL to fade into the dark
– Bharrat Dindyal
While the recent spate of power outages have made the current times very challenging for Guyana Power and Light consumers, the utility management is promising that the blackouts will fade into almost non-existence from November 5.
As the company celebrated its tenth anniversary, this was the promise from Chief Executive Officer, Bharrat Dindyal, at a special media dinner on Friday evening at the Georgetown Club.
The aim was to build an engaging and productive relationship with the media.
“This is a very challenging time but strategically we are moving in the right direction,” said GPL Chairman Winston Brassington.
This view was expressed by CEO Dindyal.
“Significant and great things are happening. We are going to see investments, projects and facilities being constructed starting in a matter of weeks.”
He added that a new power plant is on the way.
“The old GPL will fade into the dark.”
He assured that the unfolding in the weeks ahead will transform the company and as such the company sees it necessary to re-brand and change its old image to ensure that the days of blackouts of the utility will fade into memory.
“We can’t totally stop them (blackouts) but we will greatly minimise them.”
Ron Robinson, the utility’s newly appointed media consultant, in launching ‘Rebirth’— GPL’s PR campaign—said that the aim is to be more than Guyana’s premier service provider “meeting and exceeding the expectations of its stakeholders.”
While the company has been blamed for not being accessible to the media, Robinson vowed to give the media a better understanding of the technical aspects of the company.
He said that in the past, the company has been blamed for things it had nothing to do.
“GPL will not be engaged in any cover up because we have nothing to hide.”