Leaders from five villages in the Bulolo District who will be affected by the Wafi-Golpu project have called on the National Government to fast track the hearing of the Land Titles Commission to determine the ownership of the land on which the future mine sits.
They have also called on the National Government to outline plans for the development of a township in the Mumeng-Bulolo area.
Leaders from the five villages, gathered at Gurako along the Lae-Bulolo Highway calling on the National Government to fast track a Land Titles Commission hearing.
The concerns are longstanding and have come to the fore again as work towards opening one of the largest mines in PNG progresses.
They’ve also raised questions about the future benefits of the mine, seeking clarification from the MRA as to where a township if any will be built in the Bulolo District.
The leaders of the villages previously called for a response from the National government but got none. They are among several groups claiming ownership of the area where the mine will be developed.