Chief Paul Lundoi, we don’t want Belkol with BCL

Chief Paul Lundoi

Chief Paul Lundoi

Mekamui News

On Friday I got a called from one of the member of the Central Hardliners that a Chief from Mananau down Jaba river wants to voice out his and the people’s view on Belkol with BCL after hearing that there is a strong notice for a stop to it from the people.

Chief Paul Lundoi told me that he and his mother lost 42 hectares of land at Mananau from the waste and pollution that dumped down from Panguna mine.

He didn’t want to see reopening of Panguan mine, he mentioned that if the upper landowners wants to reopen the mine put the waste into their pockets.

When I asked him if there was any member from his down stream area attended the Belkol talks so far, he told me that a woman rep came but when she went back Paul told her she is young and don’t know anything just following money after that she never attend the belkol meeting.

The woman Rep from Chief Paul Lundoi Lower Tailings at the Belkol meeting in Arawa early this year and never attended the next meetings

The woman Rep from Chief Paul Lundoi Lower Tailings at the Belkol meeting in Arawa early this year and never attended the next meetings

He, Paul doesn’t want Belkol but want to see an independent group to carry out the study of the destruction and pollution in the area. The last one he mentioned was headed by a woman, her report was in favour of BCL and everything is okay.

Chief Paul further stated that ABG Government and those who are advising them must not try to make Panguna mine as a weapon to get Independence.

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One response to “Chief Paul Lundoi, we don’t want Belkol with BCL

  1. You onley have to see what ,the talings residue ,when you fly over the river ,,is Philip Miriori , still about ,in Panguna ,,,, my son friend ,Umberto anniversary coming up ,on the 5 of September ,,44 years ago ,never forgotten ,,it saddens me still , Umberto mother ,

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