Tolukuma Gold Mines in the hinterlands of Central Province is rumored to have been sold out to a new player – Asi Dokoma.
This deal is been sanctioned under a “Sales Purchase Agreement” between Petromin Holdings and Asi Dokona.
Petromin Holdings recently abandoned TGM on the initial basis as “no gold deposits” and later changed their reason to “return on investment too uneconomical”.
Petromin Holdings placed TGM on “Care Maintenance” and laid of 90% of the local workforce. Petromin Holdings has not kept it’s side of the bargain and have not paid off all employees as expected and is legally accepted.
While all these was going on, the LOs were kept in the dark. No one knew what was going on.
The political leaders of the District weren’t looped in on this arrangement nor was there a proper awareness done to educate all stake holders in this issue.
Rumor had it that a new operator was already been courted as a replacement for Petromin, but no one knew it was going to be Asi Dokona. Who are these Asi Dokona folks?
Where are they based? What is their expertise in the mining sector? Do they have a track record in Mining?
While Asi Dokona and Petromin seen to get on the roll with signing off deals, regarding someone else’s gold, the ignorant LOs from Tolokuma and deaf and dumb political leaders shut their eyes, ears, mouths and minds out and playing a “invisible” role. It’s a known fact the TGM MOA has never been reviewed.
It is also a known fact that George Gusi – the incumbent LO Chairman – is under some legal battle trying to save face.
So legally, there is no LO Chairman to facilitate any agreement for and on behalf of the LandOwners.
Add onto this, are the political heads of Goilala supposed to be a part of this dealing? If they are then it’s OK.
However how come no news about such deals has made it to the public domain? Is such media black out sanction by the political heads of Goilala?
Honorable William Samb. Are you a party to this Asi Dokona-Petromin over TGM deal?
Petromin has screwed Goilala people inhumanly and for Petromin to facilitate this deal only confirms the fact that Goilala people will be screwed yet again.