Landowners in PNG to benefit from Wafi-Golpu mining Project

 Papua New Guinea's MOROBE Governor Luther Wenge says all impacted and affected communities of the Wafi-Golpu gold-copper project will benefit from the project.

Wenge addressed communities living along the Wau-Bulolo Highway on Wednesday as part of a week-long awareness for the planned Wafi-Golpu project development.

Landowners in PNG to benefit from Wafi-Golpu mining Project 

Locals asked Wenge and his provincial executive members how they would benefit from the mine and expressed their concern that as people living along the highway connecting Huon-Gulf, Bulolo and Special Mining Lease 10 location, they needed to benefit through infrastructural upgrades (roads and bridges) and small business opportunities.

Wenge said his administration would ensure that the developer and government met their commitments to developing Bulolo district including providing benefits for the people living along the highway.

“I am here to listen to your voice,” he said.

“From the mountain to the valley and down to the Huon-Gulf coast line will benefit from the mine project.

“We are not going to miss and leave anyone out from the royalty, equity and investment grants.”

Wenge clarified that benefits of the mining project would be given according to the court’s declaration and establishment on who the rightful landowners were including incorporated landowner groups (ILGs) and the communities.

He along with his delegation and Bulolo MP Sam Basil Jr started the mining development forum awareness on Monday and will complete the visit on the weekend by visiting the SML10 landowners (Babuaf, Yanta and Hengambu).

The National / Pacific Mining Watch 

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