Good morning PNG!
Its awkward to see that the honorable MP for Goilala is losing track towards representing the interest of his own people rather than protecting the interest of the foreigner business firm.
As the chairman, l am still waiting in anticipation for clear explanation from relevant authorities to explain the causes of delaying commercial production at Tolukuma Gold Mines.
I have formally tasked MRA to explain to my people whether Asidokonas is conducting businesses within the jurisdictions of the mining regulations in light of the current pace at which Tolukuma gold mine is operating.
Asidokonas business deals are not my peoples issues or problems which we have no right to know. Our problem is for the mine to restore back to normal operations as soon as possible conforming to the statutory requirements. If the business partners are withdrawing then that means they don’t have confidence in Asidokona. This message also signals us the resource owners that they are incapable to operate Tolukuma gold mines
Tolukuma gold mine is the only lifeline for my people of Goilala and such delay is costing the lives of people.
Let me clarify that care and maintenance period has lapsed two years ago. Commercial operations should have resumed then.
Asidokona is just waisting my people and the governments time to benefit out of gold production. Let no individual protect or harbour the interest of an incapable investor who lacks the capacity to get the mine up and running.
Finally, let me admit that I was knowingly left out during the negotiations to bring in Asidokona by so called Politicians and beuracracts of central province.
I will not pay heed to any elements this time. I will always pursue my peoples interest without fear or favour unless satisfied. If opportunity arises this time I will exercise my landowner power if allowed in the Mining act to seek for a potential investor myself.
Source: George Gusi Facebook Wall