McDowill Paul is New General Manager of the Public Works Corporation
Deputy Chairman of the Public Works Corporation, Ambassador Felix Gregoire has confirmed the appointment of McDowill Paul’s as general manager of the Corporation.
The appointment came into effect on Tuesday 01st December, 2015.
“I can confirm that on the recommendation of the board, that the Hon. Minister for Public Works and Ports has appointed McDowill Paul as the general manager of the Public Works Corporation. Before that Mr. Edward Labasierre, the senior engineer at the corporation was Acting Manager. We would like to thank him for the service that he rendered while he was acting but we are now in the process of restructuring the corporation and it was necessary to fill the vacancy of manager and hence Mr. McDowill Paul’s appointment.
“He has a very strong background in accounting and financial management which is something that is required at the public works corporation at this point in time…we wish him the best. Although it is very challenging at the corporation, we expect the board and management team along with the union to do everything necessary to remove the corporation from the whole it is in.”
He says given the financial constraints of Public Works, Mr. Paul’s tenure is expected to be a challenging one.
“It’s going to be difficult for the corporation given the debt that the corporation is facing. We are behind on payments. To get out of that situation it is going to be very difficult so we will go step by step and we have to restructure the place … we expect the GM to run…not walk and put work plans in place so that corporation can be viable.
“At this point in time to be honest, there is nothing happening at the corporation …so we are now working with the Ministry of Public Works to get some contracts awarded so that before Christmas the workers can be engaged in some activities. It is a very difficult period. We’ll work with him and keep the public informed as to how we are proceeding.”