Bosai urged to honour obligations to accident victims, survivors

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Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud visits Bosai accident victim Marlon Pollydore at the Linden Hospital
Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud visits Bosai accident victim Marlon Pollydore at the Linden Hospital

Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud yesterday urged Bosai Minerals Group to honour all legal obligations to accident victims and survivors resulting from a recent accident at Bosai.

Minister Persaud met with officials from the company and also visited the two survivors of the accident.

Minister Persaud urged the company’s management to reinforce their safety practices and programmes not only on the road, but also in the mines and within the plant following an accident last Thursday leaving three Bosai workers dead and two injured.

Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud, Permanent Secretary Joslyn McKenzie, Representatives of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission and the Ministry of Labour during a meeting with the management of Bosai, Linden, Region 10
Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud, Permanent Secretary Joslyn McKenzie, Representatives of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission and the Ministry of Labour during a meeting with the management of Bosai, Linden, Region 10

The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Ministry of Labour immediately launched an investigation and examined the occupational health and safety practices at the company’s operations.

According to reports, the company has a functioning occupational, health and safety department, and has been continuously engaging workers in health and safety training programmes.

However, the Natural Resources and the Environment Minister called for a total review of not only the protocol, but also based on a thorough investigation.

Minister Persaud added that his Ministry in collaboration with the Labour Ministry will be conducting more inspections within the mining companies, in order to ensure ongoing training.

This, he said came as a result of the ministry’s effort to make the mining sector safer, preventing accidents, fatalities or injuries.