Asidokona owned and operated Tolokuma Gold Mines Limited has once again hit the spot light.
This time, TGM has been evicted out of Petromin House at Murray Barrack, Port Moresby for non payment of rental going back a month or more.
Reliable source from within Tolokuma Gold mines confirmed the eviction rumor is real.
Sources from Tolokuma Gold mine site also confirmed employees have not been paid for over 6 fornights.
Most of the hired employees have left and the local employees are not sure what really is going on with this mine.
The Mine now has a handful of senior management staff who are over seeing the already malfunctioning mine operations.
The mine is actually not runing to its full capacity at all.
It was confirmed this morning Chopper company providing air transport service to the mine’s operations has also pulled back due to non payment of dues.
This ineffective, substandard management of TGM by Asidokona Minning Company has also affected Tolokuma Primary schools operations. Head Teacher of TGM Primary confirmed they have sent students home due to shortage of stationary and support from TGM to their general running of the school.
TGM Clinic has also scaled down on its operations due to shortage of drugs in their storeroom.
Prices of basic food stuff at the mine site has double if not trippled in the last few weeks.
Asidokona is truly a mystery mining company that seem to have no idea whatsoever in running this mine. There is no professionalism in its structure and its planning and its execution of its plans and goals.
Its a pity the PNG Government seem to turn a blind eye on TGM and its hardship.