Sunday, October 16, 2011

Nakuwis call for Hidden Valley mine closure

NAKUWI landowners from Hidden Valley are demanding the gold mine be shut down alleging that the Morobe Mining Joint Venture (MMJV)Company had not complied with the memorandum of agreement signed in 2009, reports The National.

In a two-page petition, executives of Nakuwi Association Inc, on behalf of Hidden Valley and Hamata landowners, gave a two-week u...ltimatum for the company to address demands it had failed to comply with over the past two years.

The demands include:

Awarding of contracts;
Benefits-sharing ag­reement trust (BSA);
Relocation of offices;
Relocation of staff housing;
Employment conditions;
Abolishing of community affairs department;
Removing the general manager sustainability and external relations.
The petition said company offices including human resource, community

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