GNBS’s Five Year Strategic Plan to address the needs of stakeholders

DPI, Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) along with Trinidadian Consultant, Dr. Joseph Khan today, presented its draft five-year Strategic Plan to stakeholders at a consultation hosted at the Regency Hotel.

The agency’s strategy is geared towards driving national and economic development and consumer protection.

According to the Director of GNBS, Candelle Walcott-Bostwick, the consultation will ensure that the needs of the public, government and other stakeholders are addressed in the final presentation of the agenda.

“This is a plan that will be used. It will not be one that we will place on the shelf. It will be a living document,” Walcott-Bostwick said.

She added, “It takes into consideration the importance of standardisation, metrology, accreditation, conformity assessment systems and information and awareness campaigns in the development of the local economy.”

The agenda will emphasise several factors including commitment, leadership, professionalism and participation of the National Standards Council, Executive Directors and Heads of Departments of various agencies among other partners.

Today’s consultation saw presentations from the Heads of Department of the GNBS on the proposed agenda followed by feedback, including concerns from the stakeholders.

Over the years the agency has expanded and strengthened a number of its services to further push economic development in the country.

By Crystal Stoll

Images courtesy of Gajuan Jordan

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