GGMC hosts 1st Pork-knocker exhibition in Linden

January 17, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgMining Week activitiesAs a prelude to this year’s Mining Week activities, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) hosted an exciting Pork-Knocker Day playoffs and exhibition in Linden on Saturday.The activity, which was the first of its kind in the community and also conducted as part of the 100 years of bauxite mining observances inA scene from the exhibitionthe community, was hosted at the Bayroc Community Centre Ground, Wismar. It featured numerous games and exhibitions, including cricket, batelling, jigging, shovelling and mine rescue.Exhibits from several companies, including Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Incorporated (BMGGI); Banks DIH Limited; the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were also on show.GGMC Resource and Documentation Officer Beatrice Roberts Austin said the activity was family-oriented, with families from outlying communities, such as Coomacka, in attendance.“We’re doing two things, we’re bringing Pork-knocker Day to Linden, because Linden is one of the hubs – it’s one of the gateways to the interior. There are quite a few families out here that mine and also significantly, it’s a hundred years of bauxite mining in Guyana and we want to honour that, the industry and the people- families who’ve made huge inputs, made sacrifices for the bauxite industry. We want to recognise them and honour them,” Austin related.EPA Environmental Officer Dillon said he welcomed the opportunity to meet and inform people about the environment as it related to its protection, conservation and management. Notable, he said, was the fact that this was done in a fun and interactive way, through environmental games and trivia. Brochures and information on the environment were also available.Mining Week continues today with the National Mining Exhibition at Jubilee Park, Georgetown, followed by a public lecture on the oil and gas sectors in Savannah Suite, Pegasus on August 25; Pork-knocker Day Bartica edition at Regatta Pavilion on Saturday, August 27 and Mahdia Playoffs at Mahdia Community Centre Ground on September 3.last_img

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