Miners put out by audit of Bartica gold board office

The continued closure of the Bartica office of the Guyana Gold Board is affecting miners who normally sell their gold there and they are now subject to the varying prices offered by other gold dealers, President of the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association Patrick Harding says.

“We are hoping that the Bartica audit is completed as soon as possible” and the office reopened to serve miners, he told Stabroek News. A full forensic audit has been ordered into the operations of the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) as police continue a probe of a fraud at the operation that reportedly could involve the loss of tens of millions of dollars. “The Guyana Gold Board has engaged the services of an external auditor to perform a full forensic audit of the activities of the GGB at its locations to assist with the current investigation by the Guyana Police Force,” the Board said in a statement recently.

Harding said that as far as he is aware, the audit is not yet complete. He noted that the continuing closure of the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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