Training and sensitization exercises aimed at providing “critical instructions” on the environmental considerations associated with gold mining will be one of the priorities of the Ministry of Natural Resources even as it seeks to consolidate “a culture of syndicates” as an integral part of the sector, Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources Simona Broomes has said.
The ministry issued a statement on a March 11 one-day training workshop titled ‘Support to Uptake of Biodiversity Friendly Practices by Miners’, which Broomes told Stabroek Business should be seen in the context of “the transformation which the administration is seeking to bring to the gold mining culture. What syndicates will do is that they will bring in a number of new people, green people, into the mining sector and they will need to be taught the ground rules about operating in the sector. The environment and safety and health are among those ground rules.” …to continue reading this article, please subscribe. Already a subscriber ? Sign In.