Greg Quinn returns; hopes to work with Gov’t to push start Linden – Mabura road

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Weeks after doing his farewell rounds following an extensive period in Guyana as the British High Commissioner, Greg Quinn has returned.

But this time he will only stay for a short period, still carrying out the functions as British High Commissioner to Guyana.

Quinn told the News Room on Friday that while he left in August there was a delay in the arrival of his successor and as a consequence, he was asked to come back.

“I was asked to come back to cover the gap before a longer-term arrangement is put in place. I was going back to do work on the Caribbean and Guyana anyways so it made sense to put me here for a little while longer,”  Quinn told the News Room.

The British High Commissioner who has already met with President Irfaan Ali since his return said he anticipates to remain here until the end of November 2020.

Quinn said now that the elections are over and there has been a transition of Government, the United Kingdom is ready to work with the PPP Government on its promised infrastructural projects.

Those projects include the construction of the Linden to Mabura road and then a bridge across the Kurupakari River.

Funding for these projects was secured since 2019 under the previous APNU+AFC Government but the project is still in the design phase.

Funds for infrastructural and other projects were stalled since December 2018 when No-Confidence Motion against the APNU+AFC Government was upheld.

“We want to work on those infrastructural projects, these are stuff which talked we about being frozen in the Caribbean Infrastructure Fund.”

Quinn said the UK is also looking to support Guyana in other areas such as security, climate change, renewable energy and broader development.

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