By: Watut Reporter
Bulolo District government officers assisting the Hidden Valley Joint Venture (HVJV), owned by Newcrest Mining of Australia and Harmony Gold of South Africa, have yesterday receive warning in the Middle Watut area. The government officers from Bulolo District who have been going around with the Mining officers to lure local support for the interest of the company were issued this challenge and are told not to be seen again in the area especially with the HVJV companies.
It was believe that the communities were frustrated about the nuisance compensation payment that were being carried out by both the government officers and the HVJV and other media publications from the Newcrest Mining company that they have implement Sustainable Development projects in that area which was all lies by these multi million Kina mining companies.HVJV general manager David Wissink has made media statements that they have implement projects such as Water Supply, Foot bridge, Classrooms, inland fish-farming, and many others but to this date, nothing has been implemented.
Bulolo MP Hon Sam Basil who is schedule to visit the area last week has cancelled his visit and is reported to reconsidered all his commitments due to the yesterdays incidents.