Giftland Mall and GPL

first_imgDear Editor,I have been following this ongoing saga with the Giftland Mall and GPL power supply, and it appears that Minister Patterson and GPL Chairman Lucas do not want to purchase power from the Giftland Mall.Mr. Beepat (Chairman of the Giftland Group) has stated that his supply cost is cheaper than what is being produced by GPL’s diesel engines, and had offered power at a competitive price to GPL; in other articles, the CEO of GPL has stated that lines have already been installed, and GPL is awaiting connection. Therefore, I can presume that the interconnection is not an issue.I actually met an engineer from Manitoba Power Company last year, who informed me that this was a viable option and it was being implemented, and that many man hours have been spent on ironing out the details. This leads me to conclude that there is no political will by this Government to purchase power, and the residents of the East Coast of Demerara be damned and must continue to suffer with the constant blackouts.Further, I was at Giftland Mall last night, and was thinking that this was the largest and most significant social and commercial development project in our history. It has brought joy and convenience to all Guyanese and visitors. Has our President ever visited the Giftland Mall in the four years that it has been opened?Regards,Kumar DiodatIndustry,East Coast Demeraralast_img read more