Above: David Huang and Omar Shariff
By the Caribbean Journal
The governments of China and Guyana have signed an $8 million agreement that will mean the supply of 30,000 laptops to Guyana’s One Laptop Per Family initiative.
David Huang, project manager for the China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation and Omar Shariff, permanent secretary in the Office of the President, signed the deal Wednesday.
“This collaboration through this gift between Guyana and China will significantly improve the relations on the bilateral levels the two countries share,” Huang said.
The programme has already seen the distribution of 10,000 laptops to low-income persons and single-parent families.
“During this year, we will continue with the verification process and the remaining applicants will receive their laptops,” said Dario McKlmon, public relations officer for the project.
The project was initiated by former Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo.