Let us work together for a better Guyana

Dear Editor,
It is undeniable that the Guyanese workforce should have the opportunity to work actively in the construction of our country. It is a great way to develop the economy of the nation and boost the morale of our citizens.
Having the Guyanese workforce involved in the construction of the country allows for the nation to be built to meet its own needs, instead of relying on outside sources. This will ultimately reduce the economic burden of importing the goods and services that are needed.
Involvement of the local workforce would also help to create better job opportunities and career paths for our citizens. This can help to reduce unemployment rates, as well as improve the general standard of living for our population.
Moreover, the presence of locals in the construction process can help to ensure that the projects are completed efficiently and in accordance with the standards of the nation. This can help to ensure that the projects are built in accordance with the highest standards, and are built to last for a long time.
Overall, it is crucial to allow the Guyanese workforce opportunity to work actively in the construction of this country. This would help to create a stronger and stabler economy, create better job opportunities, and ensure that projects are completed efficiently and in accordance with the highest standards.
Subcontracting the local workforce is a great way to ensure Guyanese contractors have opportunity to be involved in construction projects in Guyana. It is a win-win situation for both investors and contractors, as investors can benefit from the expertise and low cost of local labour, while contractors gain job security and economic development.
I know that subcontracting has its challenges; however, investors must ensure that local workers are employed under legal and fair terms and conditions, as well as receive fair compensation.
Additionally, contractors must have adequate insurance and safety standards in place to protect employees and the environment. It is also important to ensure that local businesses have access to the necessary resources. This includes access to funding, training and technology. Investors and contractors should also collaborate to create a programme that provides support to local entrepreneurs, and helps them gain access to new opportunities.
Finally, I think it is essential that investors and contractors prioritise the needs of the local community, and take into consideration their feedback and concerns. Taking these measures would help ensure that construction projects have a positive impact on the community and the environment, and that local contractors are able to benefit from these projects.

Vishul Ishwaridin