Over 200 to be hired for Rose Hall Estate

The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is set to hire some 200 persons on Thursday, as the Corporation seeks to strengthen the workforce at the Rose Hall factory, to meet its October 2022 re-opening schedule.

The move is in keeping with Government’s agenda to resuscitate the sugar industry which was shattered by the previous Coalition Government. 

During a telephone interview with DPI on Tuesday, acting estate manager, Balraj Dhanraj said several platforms were utilised to advertise the vacancies and he looks forward to a productive exercise.

Dhanraj explained that the hiring drive begins at 7:30hrs and all COVID-19 protocols will be observed.

“When they come the procedure is simple. They will have desks where persons will get registered and the officers will look at the documents. They have to do a medical examination, so we will have three booths there with our medial team to examine the people to make sure they are fit and when that is finished and if they passed the medical, they will be hired on spot.”

 Dhanraj said while priority will be given to persons who were terminated, he urged both men and women age 18 to 59 to apply, as the staff complement is necessary.

“The position is for like field workers and factory workers. The field workers are those people who drive tractors and persons who can dig drains or shovel men. The factory type of work will be like labourers, because we will need some labourers and we are hoping to have some technical people in between or even people that we can train to become welders, fitting machinists and electricians,” he said.

Transportation will also be available at strategic points for prospective workers.

Meanwhile, Dhanraj stated that while major rehabilitation works are advancing at the factory, there are still some challenges. Due to the rainy season the moisture in the land does not allow for tillage. Thus, the fieldmen have to await the dry season to begin that process.

However, works in the factory are moving apace.

 “Some of the major works that we completed already is the retubing of the number six boiler and we replaced the tube and the tube plate for the number four evaporator. We are doing more of the routine aspect of the work now, like servicing of the turbine, electric motors and pumps.”

He said works valued some $18.5 million are currently ongoing to rehabilitate the process house roof, while another $26.7 million contract was awarded for the replacement of the number two chimney, which will begin soon. Repairs are also set for the boiler and the milling plant roof.

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