Prime Minister meets Open Society Officials
DPI, Guyana, Friday, July 20, 2018
Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo, today met with a delegation from the Open Society Foundations, which was created by world-famous philanthropist George Soros.
Meeting the Prime Minister were Latin American Programme Officers Jean Ross and, Guyana-born Auro Fraser.
During the meeting, there were discussions on issues of open governance and democracy, and the role Open Society Foundations could play in Guyana to help Guyanese to benefit from the new oil and gas resources.
Prime Minister Nagamootoo explained the legal framework that the Coalition Government has been putting in place to ensure governance of the petroleum sector and welcomed the Soros-funded organisation’s offer to work with the society to ensure equitable distribution of future wealth.
Business Magnate, George Soros has given away US$32Billion from his own wealth to fund these Open Society Foundations in some 100 countries in the world. One of his more notable contribution dates back to 1979 when he financed scholarships to Africans in South Africa under apartheid.
The two visiting officials stressed that Open Society has been promoting freedom of expression, accountable governance, justice and equality in the world.