Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Watut River Forum set to be stage in Lae.

By: Watut Reporter

A public forum is expected to be stage in the heart of Morobe Province - Lae City; to deal with issues related to the pollution of the Watut River System. The date set for the Forum is Friday the 15th April 2011 at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium. This was made known by the organization responsible for the Watut River fight the Union of Watut River Communities (UoWRC) today.  

Mr Reuben Mete, the President of the UoWRC in confirming this says that his organization is very keen to see  that all the communities along the Watut River within the two Electorate boundaries namely the Huon and Bulolo shall come, stand united to find amicable solutions to deal with the foreign mining companies operating the Hidden Valley Joint Venture - the Australia's Newcrest and the Harmony Gold of South Africa. 

Communities in Labu, Markham Bridge and Wampar with villages in the Lower Watut, Middle Watut, Latukatop and Upper Watut are expected to turn out in numbers. Invitations have been sent to Bulolo MP, Huon Gulf MP and Morobe Governor Luther Wenge with other relevant Government Agencies to present to be answerable to their outstanding commitments. Hidden Valley Joint Venture will also be invited to present at the Forum. Preparations for the staging of the event are a all well in advance.

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