More jobs for Reg 2 as new BPO opens in Henrietta

Founder of Express International BPO, Ken Deocharran, along with Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh, GO-Invest Chief Investment Officer Peter Ramsaroop, and other officials at the opening

The Government on Friday recommitted to the development of the telecommunications sector, facilitating the opening of a second location for the Express International Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) centre, this time in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam)
Senior Minister in the Office of the President with responsibility for Finance, Dr Ashni Singh said Government’s investments in the sector’s development remain evident.

Finance Minister
Dr Ashni Singh

He said the centre is only one aspect of the Government’s investment in the region, making reference to the installation of various fibre optic cables in the county, noting that the environment for rapid private investments in telecommunications stems from the liberalisation of the sector.
Minister Singh said over 1000 persons are currently employed in the BPO sector, a direct result of the Government’s confidence and investment in telecoms.
“Good quality jobs must be created everywhere, across the length and breadth of Guyana. Our commitment is to continue to create the conditions to see new jobs and new types of jobs established in all the regions of our country,” he stated.
Express International Inc opened its first location in Georgetown in 2021, opening some 300 jobs for persons living in the capital city. The company’s CEO, Ken Deocharran, said his vision encompasses an environment conducive to upward mobility in the sector.
“We are set out to build a sustainable workforce. My goal is to build an environment where employees will be able to achieve their goals, and create an opportunity for growth within,” Deocharran explained.
Some 14 persons from various communities in Essequibo are currently employed at the new location, with more persons expected to join in the coming months.
Anna Regina Mayor Rajendra Prahbulall, Chief Investment Officer of GO-Invest, Dr Peter Ramsaroop and Regional Chairman Vilma DaSilva were also present at the launch.