Continuous development in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is signalled for Guyana as interests and applications for investments in the sector have been submitted to the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest).
The agency’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Owen Verwey told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that, “specifically, Information Communication and Technology is an interest in this market for the call centres or what they call business processing outsourcing. We have had two major clients, and we have got others that are interested in this market.”
This aspect of ICT investment garners the opportunity for job creation and modernisation of the local ICT market. The CEO further added that due to restructuring of the application process to make it more efficient, there has been a delay in the process’ completion.
“Those are the areas in which we have been seeing applications coming, and they have been processed pretty well so far. There was some slowdown in how those are being processed because the processes were changing and we are getting to the bottom of that, have been moving forward,” Verwey explained.
With the implementation of ICT systems through investments, Guyana is expected to provide better technological services, thereby enhancing communication, and information access and data storage.