Press Release – Mining Lotteries to be held in Port Kaituma and Bartica

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The Ministry of Natural Resources is continuing to ensure the fair distribution of mining lands by hosting two additional mining lotteries of Medium Scale blocks. These are set to be held at Port Kaituma on May 24, 2019, and at Bartica on June 14, 2019, and will be the second and third lotteries held thus far in fulfilment of Minister, Hon. Raphael Trotman’s promise to small miners.

The first lottery exercise was held in Georgetown and had seen over 200 persons benefitting. The advancement of these lotteries has been facilitated by the Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Raphael Trotman to allow small miners within the districts who have applied for mining lands to now have a chance to access available mining properties.

The Minister has specifically indicated for the lotteries to be district specific and is pleased to have been able to keep his commitment to the persons of the mentioned communities by providing them opportunities to acquire their patrimony; Guyana’s natural resources.

The Ministry encourages all interested participants to look for the advertisements in the newspaper and to register and pay the participation fee in order to benefit from the lotteries.

Registration for the lotteries will close on May 23, 2019 and June 13, 2019 for the Port Kaituma and Bartica Lotteries respectively, however, registration will be facilitated at the lottery venue between 8:00hrs and 10:00hrs on the lottery days.

The Ministry looks forward to the positive outcomes of the upcoming exercises and encourages all upon acquisition of their mining land to utilize it in a safe, sustainable and responsible manner.