Press Release – Government remains committed to accountability and transparency

-Minister Bharrat assures of greater collaboration with transparency organizations

As part of the Government’s commitment towards accountability and transparency within the Natural Resources Sectors, Hon. Vickram Bharrat, M.P, Minister of Natural Resources recently held virtual meetings with the Guyana Extractive Industries and Transparency Initiative (GYEITI) Multi-Stakeholder Group and the USAID Project supporting the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in Guyana.

The Natural Resources Minister was updated by the Co-Chairs of the GYEITI on the work of the organization and challenges which will require the support of the Ministry. As such, Minister Bharrat reassured that the Government and the Ministry of Natural Resources remain prudent with regard to accountability and transparency, and will remain engaged to overcome the challenges.

Further, during Minister Bharrat’s engagement with the USAID EITI Project, several areas were discussed for capacity building, public awareness and other areas of collaboration. He also highlighted the importance of oversight for the oil and gas sector which is fairly new to the Guyanese population.

Meanwhile, the Natural Resources Minister pointed out that the oil and gas sector will be subjected to great scrutiny and is looking forward to enhancing collaboration with the project for stakeholders’ awareness and continued engagement.

September 5, 2020

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