A national body of syndicates is expected to be established by the end of the year as more small miners express enthusiasm over the syndicate initiative.
Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes
Over the weekend, Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes made the revelation when she met with miners in Parika and then Mahdia.
The national syndicate will bring together all the organisations to support each other, Minister Broomes told the Government Information Agency (GINA). “I think the support of each other for the syndicates is very important, they can learn best practices and they can share ideas, opportunities and all of that,” Broomes said.
The Minister explained that two members, from each syndicate will sit on the national body. The representatives of these syndicates will elect their own executive and meet bi-monthly.
Minister Broomes has been travelling across the country, educating miners on what the syndicate is, and how it can benefit them. Already, several small miners have formed themselves into syndicates and applied for lands.
The syndicate initiative is part of the Ministry’s efforts to provide mining land to small miners. Minister Broomes has lead responsibility for the project and is expected to visit the Region One mining district to inform small miners there about the project.