Minister Norton to meet with Director of Food, Drug Department on importer’s claims

GINA, GUYANA, Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Minister of Public Health will be meeting with the Director of the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) as part of investigating claims made against the agency head.

At a press briefing today, in the Ministry’s Boardroom, Brickdam, Health Minister Dr George Norton confirmed that he was tasked by the President “to examine…complaints of victimisation and abuse by the Director of Food and the Drug Department” being made by one importer.

The Managing Director of Sueria Manufacturing Inc., has levied claims of discrimination against GA-FDD Director, Marlon Cole.  “Yes, he wrote to me and to the President, and I have been instructed by the President to examine his complaints,” Minister Norton told the media.

Dr. George Norton, Minister of Public Health

Dr. George Norton, Minister of Public Health

Minister Norton noted that the importer was assured, “we are in the process of examining his complaints and we will invite himself along with Mr Marlon Cole to reach a solution to that situation.”

On Wednesday, several other importers joined Sueria Manufacturing in protesting the actions of the GA-FDD head.

By Tiffny Rhodius