Guyana gets 30,000 laptops from China
The Governments of Guyana and China on Wednesday signed an US$8M grant-gift agreement for the supply of 30,000 laptops to the One Laptop per Family (OLPF) project.
Project Manager, China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation, David Huang, and Permanent Secretary of the Office of the President (OP), Omar Shariff, inked the agreement in the OP boardroom.
Public Relations Consultant, OLPF, Dario Mcklmon, stated that the programme which is in its early second stage, has seen approximately 10,000 laptops distributed during the first phase to persons earning $50,000 or less, differently-abled and single parent families.
“During this year, we will continue with the verification process and the remaining applicants will receive their laptop,” he said.
Persons earning up to $100,000 are now being invited to submit their applications for the laptops.