Jul 13, 2010 News Comments Off on GGMC offers relief to Mahdia fire victims
The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), has handed over a quantity of supplies to the tune of $ 697,000, to the victims of the July 1 Mahdia fire that left more than 20 families homeless.
The items, intended for the affected families, include a three-burner gas stove, complete with a cooking gas and fittings, and a quantity of utensils.
Human Resource and Administrative Manager, GGMC, George Scotland, said that his agency has always been integrally involved in mining and by extension, in the lives of miners across Guyana. He noted that as a mining area, the fire there was of particular concern to the Commission. With this in mind, Scotland said, the GGMC took the initiative, in conjunction with the Guyana Relief Council, to procure and donate the items.
Scotland said that the Commission stands ready to assist wherever necessary and expressed the hope that restoration and rebuilding efforts come to bear in as short a time as possible so that those affected can move on.
Jacqueline Wilson, Region Eight Welfare Officer, while underscoring the gratitude of the victims for the series of donations to alleviate their suffering, noted that there is still a long way to go for those affected to pick up the pieces.
On July 1, fire destroyed more than 20 structures in Mahdia’s commercial district, leaving millions of dollars in losses. (GINA)
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