almost two months after his death, steps are now being taken to find a suitable replacement for the Chief Planning Officer within the Finance Ministry.
Finance Minister Winston Jordan made this disclosure during a news conference on Monday. Clyde
Roopchand had served as Chief Planning Officer within the Ministry for a number of years before his passing on March 31, 2016, in New York.
Roopchand was born on February 2, 1947, at Friendship, East Coast Demerara, and attended the St Anthony’s RC School in Friendship, before continuing his education at Central High School in Georgetown. He then furthered his studies at the University of Guyana.
From 1967 to 1974, he taught at the St Anthony’s RC School.
After graduating from the University of Guyana in 1975, he secured employment with the Economic Development Ministry as an economist.
Later, as the Chief Planning Officer in the State Planning Secretariat, his job responsibilities included designing, developing and managing the Public Sector Investment Programme, appraisal and monitoring of Public Sector projects and participation in the preparation of the National Budget.
He sat on several boards and was the Chairman of Guyana Revenue Authority.