Thursday, May 26, 2011

Intending candidates for Watut and Wampar LLG President warned to back off from Watut River issues.

By Watut Reporter

President of the Union of Watut River Communities(UoWRC) Association 
Incorporated Mr Reuben Mete has brushed aside criticism made against his 
organization (UoWRC) and warned recycle politicians intending to contest the 
Watut and Wampar LLG President seat not to used Watut River Issues as a campaign 
platform to lure peoples support for the next years Local Level Government 
Council Election.      

Mr Mete made this known today when addressing the members of the UoWRC in Middle 
Watut Region, The President of UoWRC was responding Mr Gewisa Tukwund of Leklu 
village and Markham Bridge Councilor Douglas Gedisa statement published on the 
National Newspaper earlier this week. Mr Mete has claimed that both Tukwund and 
Gedisa have recently formed and are heading two new organization duplicating the 
work of the Union of Watut River Communities Association Inc and 
warned communities of Watut and Wampar to be careful of other political 
leaders establishing organizations after organization and should study well the 
person they are following. Mr Tukwund is the Chairman of the recent launched 
Upper Watut Impact Association and Mr Gedisa is the Chairman of the newly formed 
Wampar Union. 

"The Middle Watut communities are very much affected by these mining operations 
in Hidden Valley and I invite Mr Tukwund and Mr Gedisa to visit the place 
themselves before making unsubstantial statement to the media.  The UoWRC has 
initially trying to work hand in hand to assist the Wampar Union faction to see 
its establishment however this shall no continue anymore" Mete said. 

In addition to that, Mr Mete has thank Hon Pundari in trying to address mining 
related issues around the country including the Watut River Pollution  and 
assures the representative to the recent meeting were Executive Members of the 
UoWRC organization and not for any family affairs. He also thank 
the Mineral Resources Authorities and the print media to publicize the meeting 
resolutions so that transparency and honesty will prevail and that self centered 
leaders cannot have rooms for misleading the people.

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