State Minister, Joseph Harmon says that the Government of Guyana intends to honour the laws which state that 20 percent of all contracts must go to small contractors. He made this remark during a recent visit to Linden, Region 10.
Harmon also revealed that the government is currently revising the preconditions of the laws governing contracts. “This is something that we are working on seriously right now to ensure that all small contractors get their 20 percent,” he said.
The Minister added that several proposals have been made and alluded to the system in Jamaica which requires that big contractors show in their tendering, that they are also accommodating the small businesses.
Minister Harmon said he has already met with the small contractors’ association, where he assured them of government’s work towards bringing fairness in this regard. He stressed however that for these contractors to benefit, they must register their businesses to aid recognition and legality.