meeting with ceo gtampt 002Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the GT&T, Mr. Radha K. Sharma today, Wednesday 22nd May 2013, paid a courtesy call on Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Brigadier David A. Granger, MP, at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition. The Leader of the Opposition was accompanied by: APNU Shadow Minister for Public Infrastructure and Communications, Mr. Joseph Harmon, MP; Shadow Minister for Education, Ms. Amna Ally, MP; and Policy Adviser Mr. E Lance Carberry.

The Leader of the Opposition welcomed the CEO to the Office of Leader of the Opposition and indicated that the PNCR and now the APNU had historically enjoyed a very cordial relationship with his predecessors at GT&T.

The CEO took the opportunity to brief the Leader of the Opposition on some of the major projects that are being undertaken by the GT&T, including the US$50 million Fiber Optic cable, and the installing of “Hot Spots” at the University of Guyana and other selected institutions.

The Leader of the Opposition and APNU Shadow Ministers shared with the CEO some of the challenges facing the communications sector and their hopes and aspiration for the future of Internet Technology and telecommunications in Guyana.

There was agreement that, to enhance the delivery of Education in Guyana, there is the need to install the necessary infrastructure to facilitate nationwide Distance learning and making the Information Super Highway a reality for all Guyanese.

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