Mid-year sector review held for Natural Resources Ministry

first_imgThe Natural Resources Ministry last Saturday held its mid-year review, where it evaluated the work of theNatural Resources Ministers Raphael Trotman and Simona Broomesagencies which fall under its purview.Subject Minister Raphael Trotman encouraged the teams to move beyond what was required and strive for a standard of excellence as they continued to carry out the work of their agencies. This, he said, will reflect the sector as a whole.The review also allowed for a comprehensive examination of the successes of the agencies, as well as areas where adjustments needed to be made so that they could stay on track and achieve their goals for 2016.Among the successes noted was the steady progress being made to reach annual gold declaration targets for 2016, as well as the significant strides of the Protected Areas Commission (PAC) towards completion of its 2016 activities, including the rehabilitation of the National Park and the Botanical Gardens.“Recognising the interconnectedness of the work carried out by all agencies, discussions were also had about ways in which the Ministry of Natural Resources can provide support to enhance synergies and strengthen interagency collaboration to move key processes forward that will help achieve the goals of the sector,” a statement from the Ministry said.It said at the end of the meeting several actions were proposed and tasks assigned to move forward.According to the release, “the Ministry of Natural Resources remains committed to improving outcomes in the natural resources and environment sectors and will continue to share its plans and progress with the public”.Present at the meeting were Trotman, Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry Simona Broomes, Permanent Secretary Joslyn McKenzie, Chairpersons of Boards and Commissions, Heads of Agencies, Technical Officers and other team members who collectively reviewed progress on 2016 work plans, highlighted lingering challenges and formulated solutions.Agencies that fall under the Ministry are the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC); Guyana Gold Board (GGB); Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC); Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); National Parks Commission and Protected Areas Commission (NPC/PAC) and the Wildlife Management Division (WMD).last_img


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