27 07 2013

The signing of the memorandum of understanding in Panguna on the 24th of July by the three top Commanders of Kieta in the Central Region of Mekamui/Bougainville does not in any way leads to reopening of the close Panguna mine. It is for the three Commanders to work together for the good of the people of Mekamui/Bougainville and to move forward as they were divided by the political nature of the Islands struggle. It is also not for lifting the Morgen Check Point, but they will sit together and talk about what will be done, either it will be lifted or legalise.
While in there, Mekamui news interviewed a lot of people from in and around Panguna about the talks of reopening the mine, the strong words that came out of their heart is ” we don’t want mine to reopen. Even during the ceremony when talking about the history one of the former Commander James Onato, strongly opposed mine reopening he told the leaders and the crowd that whoever wants to make the mining laws must come and sit at the mine pit and down the Jaba river and make that law not in Port Moresby or Australia.



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