Access, geological info key for new mining lands -Harding
Accessibility and geological information on lands to be opened for mining are crucial if miners are to take up the land, President of the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Associa-tion (GGDMA) Patrick Harding says.
He said the GGDMA hopes to have discussions with the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to ensure that the lands offered have geological work carried out on them and that they are accessible. Harding recall-ed that the last time there was a lottery for land, only 30% of those persons awarded blocks took up the land. He said accessibility was one of the key factors in this regard.