Mismanagement and Inefficiencies in the Sugar Industry
The AFC has indisputable evidence of the wanton disregard of proper factory practices, and rampant maladministration at each of the sugar factories in the sugar sector. Additionally, it has the evidence of bad husbandry practices on the fields which have resulted in the decline in production and productivity per acre and per worker.
So no amount of bail-out, this year in the sum of $4B, will ameliorate the extremely deep crisis the industry is in. It will be good money in the hands of a bad management which will result in waste of the good money. This has been the dreadful case of GuySuCo over the last decade or so. Sugar workers are gradually becoming aware that their lot has seen no improvement over these years, notwithstanding massive financial inputs into the sector year after year.
It is for this reason that sugar workers themselves are demanding a total overhaul of the Board and management at GuySuCo. The politicos in the Board will continue to misspend and misadvise and interfere with the modicum of professionalism that is left within management. This was what happened whilst the directorship consisted of Donald Ramotar and Nanda Gopaul, both of whom have now been promoted to President and Minister respectively.
The AFC has managed to procure photographs (attached) of the Augean stables which will require a herculean effort to clean up. We wish to bring them to the public’s attention.