After Post Courier ran a story stating TGM LOs have threatened to shut the mine, they then flipped to proclaim their previous article was BIAS.
Tolukuma Report Biased – ASIDOKONA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
BY JOE GURINA |Post Courier
THE developer of Tolukuma mine in Central Province says it will not deal with a landowner association which has no valid office bearers.
Asidokona Mining Resource Limited executive director Vincent Siow said this in relation to threats to close the mine by Yulai Landowner Association.
He was commenting on a statement by the association last week which said that Asidokona had ignored the local landowners’ company and was bent on exploiting the locals.
Mr Siow said the article had tarnished the owners, shareholders and the employees of Asidokona and Tolukuma Gold Mine Ltd. It was biased and did not verify the allegations leveled against the company, he added.
Mr Siow said that landowner George Gusi’s term as chairman of Yulai Landowner Association had expired on August 4, 2014.
He said the constitution of the association allows the office bearers to hold office for five years and there after the term expires.
Mr Siow said Mr Gusi was still holding office through a court order obtained on August 4, 2009.
“He is well aware of this fact and yet he continues to mislead the public without restrain and therefore we cannot deal with an organization that has no valid management team,” he said.
The election of a new chairman is expected to be held next week and results made known later this month.