(2023/12/11) – The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) stands firm with the Government and people of Guyana on the sovereignty of Guyana and the ownership of the Essequibo region. The GGDMA joins with the Government and people of Guyana to mourn the loss of our brave soldiers and recommit our efforts towards Guyana.
The Association has noted with concern the recent utterings from the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in relation to the state of Venezuela administering over the rights of all natural resources contained within the Essequibo region.
The GGDMA wishes to make it clear that the Government of Guyana and its agencies are the SOLE and ONLY entities legally empowered to administer over the land and mineral rights contained within this territory. The Essequibo region is firmly part of Guyana. Miners of Guyana will continue to give these entities due regard and comply with their instructions as we continue to work towards the sustained prosperity of Guyana.
The GGDMA stands firm with the Government of Guyana and the country of our birth. We will not bend to the rantings of a foreign dictator. We will continue to rally our members in support of efforts to safeguard our sovereignty.
MINERS STAND WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA; ESSEQUIBO BELONGS TO GUYANA. ESSEQUIBO BELONGS TO GUYANA!