Review of GGMC operations and structure underway

─ consultancy team meets with Min. Trotman

DPI, Guyana, Monday, November 4, 2019

A total review of the operations and structure of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, (GGMC), is underway and should be nearing completion by December 31, 2019.

Minister of Natural Resources, Hon. Raphael Trotman and Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), Newell Dennison during the meeting with the Consultancy team that is here to review the operations and structure of the GGMC.

On Monday, Jamaica-based AZ Consultancy Firm, which was retained by the GGMC earlier in the year for the exercise, met at the GGMC’s Brickdam office, to provide Minister of Natural Resources, Hon. Raphael Trotman, with an update and work plan.

This is being done to ensure that the GGMC is prepared, and is in line with international standards, as Guyana heads into a new era of an oil and gas-based economy.

“A general review of our operating procedures, our functions, our structure (is necessary) with the changing sector that we will be going into, I suppose the next decade with, the commission (GGMC), has to do some change, we have to reorganise ourselves and we have to make sure that we become efficient with resources that are available to us..” Stated GGMC Commissioner, Newell Dennison.

Speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Minister Trotman noted that the GGMC has come in for quite a bit of examination in recent times. The minister described the management and staff of the agency as hardworking. However, he noted that “there are always areas in which one could improve.”

“Today, they are to give a preliminary report of where things are. I know this agency has come in for quite a bit of scrutiny. I believe that the management and staff of the GGMC are hardworking, wanting to do their best for the country, not pretending that they know everything and getting everything right, and so, we believe that this consultancy will help us to move forward,” Minister Trotman noted.

The first official report should be compiled and presented by December 31, 2019.

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