To develop, implement and oversee policies for the responsible utilization, development and exploration of natural resources whilst ensuring the protection and conservation of the environment and advancement of the green economy.
Mining in Guyana is managed by the Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) under the Mining Act of 1989. The Act allows the GGMC to be the guardian of all minerals in Guyana. Therefore, permission must be received from the GGMC, before any exploration activity can begin.
The Guyana Gold Board was established on May 15, 1982 to manage the business of trading gold in Guyana. The Board secures adequate supplies of gold ensuring equitable distribution at fair prices and engages in other commercial and industrial activities.
The GFC is responsible for providing advice on issues relating to forest policy, forestry laws and regulations, administration and management of all State Forest land including distribution of forest land for all forest related activities from logging to export.