The government has rehired Bharrat Dindyal as the Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Power and Light Company effective December 7, 2020.
This was confirmed by Public Relations Officer (PRO), Shevion Sears-Murray, who said Dindyal commenced working on Monday morning.
The new CEO takes up his post at a time when the company is working to increase its generation capacity to reduce power outages for the holiday season.
GPL at the weekend received six 1.6 Megawatt (MW) Caterpillar Units, which were purchased to boost generating capacity by 9.6MW. An additional four units with a total capacity of 6.4MW, have been placed on standby by the supplier in case there is a failure of any of the six units purchased by GPL.
Dindyal was previously employed with GPL from 2006 until his contract came to an end on December 31, 2014.
However, he continued on the job until August 2015 when he was sacked over reported clashes with his deputy, whom he had accused of overstepping his authority by trying to send senior managers on leave and forcibly removing them from company offices.
The News Room understands that Dindyal was rehired as a management consultant on October 19, 2020 before taking up the CEO post.