Mohamed’s Enterprise lashes out at ‘unqualified’ critics of Fire Service HQ contract

Mohamed’s Enterprise on Thursday lashed out at what it deems “unqualified critiques” who has questioned whether the company is suitably qualified for the construction of the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) Headquarters for which it was recently awarded a contract.

In a statement, Mohamed’s which is mostly known for its experience in the gold industry, said “we have been bombarded with unqualified critiques about whether our company is experienced and qualified for the award,” but noted that it stands by a track record of quality, efficiency, competence and commitment to the growth and development of Guyana.

The company noted that despite what is being said publicly, it has been involved in construction for 30 years. It referred to the construction of its main office in Lombard Street, two state- of- the- art buildings for the ISA Islamic School, the Albouystown Masjid and countless homes for Guyanese in need of such space. In addition, the statement noted that the company has constructed apartment buildings, homes and other facilities to meet growing demands.

Thus Mohamed’s said the experience garnered from such projects will be applied to the GFS headquarter.

Further, in its defense bid, Mohamed’s Enterprise said it has used its resources, its labour, skilled and competent Guyanese engineers, contractors and workers to respond to the demand for quality work. In this vein, it was stated that

The company has also built 20 elevated two bedrooms core homes within the contracted period to the Central Housing and Planning Authority, Ministry of Housing and Water, and is constructing prison facilities at Lusignan, which it said speaks volumes to “expertise, competence, financial capacity and dedication to quality, standard and acknowledgement of the growing demands of such a need.”

On the topic of finance, Mohamed’s said it does not intent to waste or misuse taxpayers’ hard-earned money and had ensured that all projects are approached with the necessary due diligence and under the necessary rule of law. It also said Mohamed’s is not dependent on mobilization and or milestone payments from the government of Guyana.

“We commence and complete projects on our own,” it noted. This it said is to ensure that deadlines are met and value for money is provided.

“We have the financial capacity and have used it, unlike many competitors who after collecting mobilization fees still take months to get the required work started. We say all of this to let the public know, we remain committed to people of Guyana, we remain committed to Guyana and nation building, we remain committed to quality, we remain committed to ensuring that Guyana’s growth remains unparalleled, it is something that we as a Guyanese owned and operated company takes pride in,” The company emphasized.