Application for mining licence to be made easier

─ travelling to Georgetown to apply to be ‘a thing of the past’

─ GGMC working on computerising application process

─ Online mining application service to be launched by mid-2019

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes and a team from the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) this morning met with miners in Bartica, Region Seven to discuss issues affecting them. Key among these were the challenges the miners face with regards to mining applications.

Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes engaging miners in the GGMC Office at 7th Avenue, Bartica, Region 7.

The minister met with miners in the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) Office located at 7th Avenue, Bartica.

During the interaction, the minister and a team also accepted mining applications. However, Minister Broomes explained that such exercise will soon be a thing of the past as currently, GGMC is working on computerising the application process.

“Miners usually have to travel to Georgetown for this process, however, we are trying to simplify it for them, decentralise using our office here,” Minister Broomes explained.

She further explained that this online mining application service should be functional by mid-2019.

The Natural Resources Ministers have been meeting key players in the mining sector to address some of their concerns. The ministers have candidly addressed many of the issues highlighted, explaining the steps being taken in the respective ministries to tackle them.

Felecia Valenzuela.

Image: Kawise Wishart.

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