PM praises new telecoms entity at service demonstration in Rockstone
– Reiterates commitment to hinterland connectivity at Green Gibraltar Inc. launch
Prime Minister, Brigadier (Ret’d), the Honourable Mark Phillips witnessed the launch of newly-licenced telecommunications company, Green Gibraltar Inc. and a demonstration of its service capabilities via a test unit at Rockstone Village, Region 10.
During his feature remarks, today, at the simple launch ceremony, Prime Minister Phillips reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to creating and strengthening partnerships in the field of telecommunications to ensure that people across Guyana are digitally connected.
“We are anxious as a Government because it’s part of our manifesto; we made it clear that in our term in office we will work towards improving connectivity with all our hinterland locations to the coastland and with the wider world. In other words, we are committed to bridging the digital divide here in Guyana.”
The Senior Government Official, who also holds the ministerial portfolio for Guyana’s telecommunications sector, explained that the company’s license was granted in March of this year, and applauded the entity for its commitment and hard work to hinterland broadband access.
“I want to thank all the members of the team and the supporting companies for being here and having this demonstration, working with the people of Rockstone, who are the first beneficiaries of Green Gibraltar Inc. in Guyana. As Prime Minister, who also has ministerial responsibility for ICT connectivity, I’m honoured to be here as part of this demonstration.”
Prime Minister Phillips was also keen to convey that the Government remains open to all telecommunications investors and companies looking to develop the sector locally.
“We will continue to work with Green Gibraltar and other internet service providers to ensure that wherever Guyanese live, they are connected digitally.”
The telecommunications company will test its internet connectivity for 90 days free of charge in the community of Rockstone where residents will be able to access several services via the internet.