Ministry of Natural Resources expresses concern regarding DTL dismissals; new investors being sought for Mabura concession

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The Ministry of Natural Resources is expressing its concern about the recent dismissal of 11 workers of Demerara Timbers Limited (DTL) for engaging in protest action against the company.

 

The Ministry is hopeful that an amicable and speedy resolution could be met between the company and the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU).

 

Of concern to the Ministry of Natural Resources too, are unconfirmed reports in sections of the media that the company will be winding up its operations at Mabura and closing by the end of 2016.

 

The Guyana Forestry Commission has been mandated to investigate and provide a report into the matter.

 

In the interim, Government, through the Ministry of Natural Resources, and the GFC, will seek new investors willing to operate the concessions held by Demerara Timbers Ltd. in a manner that is sustainable, environmentally -friendly and respectful of workers’ rights.

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