Gov’t commits to continued support for miners  

Miners at the meeting with President Donald Ramotar and Natural Resources Minister Robert Persaud

[] – Government has expressed its assurances to continue its support to the mining sector through ongoing collaboration at various levels.

This commitment was expressed by President Donald Ramotar and Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud following a meeting with Executives of the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) and other stakeholders to explore initiatives and interventions for the sector.

The meeting which was held on Thursday March 05 at the Guyana International Conference Centre explored several areas of support which are at various stages of implementation or under review.  

Natural Resources Minister Robert Persaud addressing miners

The government reiterated its collaboration with all stakeholders within the mining sector towards its viability and sustainability.

The GGDMA sought government’s intervention following fluctuating global gold prices. However, it was stated that the challenges facing the sector can be collectively addressed through continued collaboration and engagements between all stakeholders.  

Meanwhile, the GGDMA has again expressed their appreciation for the support provided by the government for the issuance of a fuel import license, waivers on spares and equipment for the mining sector, access to foreign currency and tax waiver on double cab pick-ups. 

[Extracted and modified from GINA]