Walrond heading probe into collapse of mining pits

Minister of Governance Raphael Trotman on Friday met with the team, headed by Dr Grantley Walrond,  which will be conducting an inquiry into the collapse of mining pits.

Ten persons died in May following the collapse of one such pit in Region Eight.

GINA said that the appointed members of the Committee are knowledgeable and competent in their respective fields and include:

· Chairman – Dr. Grantley Waldron
· Member – Colin Sparman, Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Assoc.
· Member – Representative , Ministry of Social Protection (Labour Dept)
· Technical Advisor – Jo Bayah

The COI will commence on July 1, 2015 and upon completion on July 31, 2015, it will submit to the Minister of Governance, a full report detailing the findings along with recommendations for Cabinet’s deliberation on the immediate and long-term actions to be implemented, for the enhancement of the health and safety of the labour force of the mining sector, GINA said.


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