Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Vickram Bharrat meets with Heads of Agencies in the Natural Resources Sector
-Receives update on operations and standing of each
The recently appointed Minister of Natural Resources Hon. Vickram Bharrat on Thursday 6th August 2020, met with the Heads of the various agencies under the purview of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR).
In attendance were Permanent Secretary of the MNR, Mr. Joslyn McKenzie, Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, Mr. Newell Dennison, Commissioner (Ag) of the Guyana Forestry Commission, Mr. Gavin Agard, and General Manager of the Guyana Gold Board, Ms. Eondrene Thompson.
The meeting, held at the Ministry’s Duke Street Kingston office served to inform the Minister on the operations and current standing of the agencies as the MNR moves forward under his stewardship.
The agencies provided a grim report which points to gross mismanagement of the sector under the previous administration.
The Guyana Forestry Commission is presently unable to pay salaries for July and owes millions to the utility companies. Major restructuring is needed to ensure these agencies function in a more effective manner.
The Minister will be meeting with the management team and staff of these agencies shortly.