Gov’t to examine measures to ensure sustainability of mining sector

Minister of Governance, Hon. Raphael Trotman, MP, on Friday assured Members of the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) that the new administration is committed to working closely to with all stakeholders in the mining sector to ensure its continued contribution to the local economy is sustained.

In this regard, he also stated that the Government intends to fulfill its mandate and will be examining a range of measures so as to ensure the continued growth of the sector.

            Minister Trotman was at the time meeting with Executives of the GGDMA and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, a key regulatory Agency for the sector. The meeting specifically focused on a range of issues raised by the GGDMA on how the sector can be improved in light of the prevailing world market prices and the Association expressed its willingness of working with the administration in addressing issues such as:

  • Security in the mining sector;
  • Compliance and Enforcement of the Mining Act and Regulations
  • Implementation of waiver for double cab pickups for miners
  • Implementation of waiver for fuel for the mining sector
  • Rehabilitation and use of  hinterland roads

The meeting agreed on a number of actions which will be unfolding in the coming days and Minister Trotman assured the members of GGDMA that the government intends to have a collaborative approach towards addressing the challenges within the sector to ensure the sustainable growth and development of mining in Guyana. (Ministry of the Presidency-June 27, 2015)

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