[www.inewsguyana.com] – Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Robert Persaud believes that the image of the mining sector will be enhanced through the Guyana Inc., Magazine which has highlighted Mining week in its August publication.
During a handing over ceremony at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s boardroom, Minister Persaud emphasised the importance to elevate and enhance an understanding of the mining sector and added that if persons continue not to grasp the developments in the sector, certain misconceptions and inaccurate perceptions of the sector will continue to prevail.
He added that the sector is one of the most dynamic sub-sectors of the national economy.
“We can look at its contribution in terms of job creations etc. It is also a sector that can be easily misunderstood.” The Minister added that Guyana Inc. Magazine, working along with the Ministry will allow all citizens in and out of Guyana to better understand what it is like to do mining in Guyana.
“We believe that if we are able to have a publication such as Guyana Inc to work with, in not only recognising the contribution of the sector, but to point to opportunities, the image of the sector will be improved.” Minister Persaud said.
He appealed to certain sections of the media to refrain from the stigmatisation against miners in media reports and appealed to miners to aid in enhancing the image of mining by ensuring they carry out mining activities in a responsible way.
For August the main feature of the magazine is Mining Week 2014 and seeks to highlight the role of mining in the development of the Guyanese economy.
Frank Sanichara, publisher of the magazine said he is privileged to have worked with the Ministry to produce the August edition.
“Over a year ago while travelling to Barbados and some other Caribbean Islands my wife and I saw different magazines from the various countries that highlighted products from those countries and tourism etc. So nine months ago we decided to venture in this project and publish a similar magazine,” Sanichara explained.
He added that the magazine is focused on the positive aspects of Guyana, its products and the investment opportunities and also touches on tourism. Thus far, seven editions of the magazine have been published and over 10,000 copies are printed per month. [Extracted and modified from GINA]