Himata to take up Bougainville mining role

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Cedric Patjole | Loop PNG | February 25, 2017

Outgoing Secretary of the Department of Mineral Policy and Geohazards Management, Shadrach Himata, will be taking up a new role in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

Himata told Loop PNG during the Departments Corporate and Strategic Plan Launching that he will be taking up the role of Mining Secretary in ARoB.

He said he will be assisting the autonomous government in developing the mining sector in the island.

Himata hands the reigns over the department to Harry Kore, who has assumed the role of Acting Secretary.

During his farewell speech, Himata said the government could not have appointed a better candidate saying Kore would deliver many of the objectives that are outlined in the recently launched plans.

Himata also congratulated and commended staff of the department for their loyalty and commitment in delivering many objectives which include the review of the Mining Act, the development of six new mining policies and the upgrading of all monitoring equipment and machinery throughout the country under the Geohazards Management Division.

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2 responses to “Himata to take up Bougainville mining role

  1. Mr Himata is from the island of Nuguria in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
    As above, he said he will be assisting the autonomous government in developing the mining sector in the island.
    Mr Himata is a Mining Engineer and the Deputy Chairman for the PNG Mineral Resource Authority.
    Mr Himata states in the PNG National newspaper on Friday 24 February 2017, that he and his team drew up the five year corporate and strategic plan for the PNG Department of Mining, Policy and Geohazards Management to ensure that they “deliver according to the Government”s expectations”.
    So, the question is…. is Mr Himata working for the the Autonomous Region of Bougainville or for the government of Papua New Guinea?

    The National, 24 February 2017
    http://www.thenational.com.pg/dept-launches-five-year-corporate-strategic-plan/

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