On 24th October 2012, 24,000 people in PNG petitioned the Government of PNG to stop Experimental Seabed Mining in PNG Waters.
The Mining Minister and received this petition on behalf of the Government of PNG.
We were verbally promised by the Honorable Mining Minister Byron Chan a response within 14 days!
It has been almost 5 months since, with no official response in relation to the petition!
The petitioners on behalf of the people of Papua New Guinea, deserve an answer now!
The following letter is a timely reminder...
Source: The National
THE prime minister has finally received the interim report of the commission of inquiry (COI) into the special agricultural and business leases (SABL).
What a load of verbal diarrhea (or some similar sentiment to that) is what comes to mind when reading what Managing Director of the PNG National Forest Authority (Kanawi Pouru) is quoted as having said in the following report in the Post Courier.
It seems that the world is waking up and making clear its stance clear on Experimental Seabed Mining, indeed one of our neighbours, the Cook Islands who a year ago was all for having their seas raped through this form of mining have recently come out clearly that they do not want seabed mining.
*Buai em laif yah! A common saying amongst many Papua Niugineans because it is a part of our social life.