By Godwin Eki – EMTV News, Port Moresby
Goilala Community leaders at Five Mile and Black Swan International have come to a reconciliation agreement on Tuesday following a bloody brawl during the early hours of Sunday morning.
The reconciliation follows after an official press conference where Black Swan Managers spoke on the issue and suggested solutions in moving forward.
According to Black Swan and Goilala Community leaders, the confrontation on Sunday between the Community of Five Mile and Black Swan personnel which lasted an hour, was provoked by one family who prompted the whole community resulting in people injured during the fight.
Black Swan International CEO, Brian Kelly, said physical damage done to his company’s property during the brawl is estimated to the value of two hundred thousand Kina.
However, Kelly says the cost will be met by the company.
Goilala Community Leader, Paul Area, says Black Swan International will not move out or relocate but continue to run its business operations in the community.
He says the Company has brought in opportunities for locals in the area.
Kelly says the matter is now in the hands of the police and perpetrators involved will be dealt with accordingly.
Moving into the future, Black Swan International says it is happy to work closely with the community to create opportunities for people in terms of employment, and programs that will lead to community benefits.
Leaders say the community has given assurance to allow company vehicles, guards, and business mobility to recommence using Kanage Street without further threats, harassment or destruction.