Minister for Mining Johnson Tuke announced the appointment of Nathan Mosusu as the Acting Managing Director of the Mineral Resources Authority yesterday morning (May 16) at Mining Haus in Port Moresby.
Mr Mosusu’s appointment came after a month’s vacuum in the position of the managing director. Nathan Mosusu is one of the Executive Managers of the MRA who will act on this position for a period not exceeding not exceeding three months in compliance with Section 4 of the MRA Act.
“As the Minister for this important industry and on behalf of the O’Neill-Able government, I need to have an Acting Managing Director in place as soon as practicable to progress much of the 2018 work program.” Minister Tuke said.
The Minister added that with Mr Mosusu appointment, the Ministry of Mining which includes the Department of Mineral Policy and Geo-Harzards Management and the MRA would collaboate with the Industry and Stakeholders, especially landowners to settle outstanding issues.
Promising to continue on from where the former MD has left, Mr Mosusu said his areas of focus will include:
1. Progress discussions on MOAs
2. Continue discussions on Frieda and Wafi-Golpu projects
3. Work with all stakeholders in the sector on various projects
“In order for me to deliver on these tasks, I will need the national government’s support in terms of resources that we need, to be able to service the mining industry.”
The Acting MD said the Mineral Resources Authority has an important role to play in the development of this country.
“The country’s economic support base has always been the mining sector which has always contributed over 60 percent to the nation’s revenue.”
In attendance were Vice Miniser for Mining Bari Palma, ministerial and staff of MRA.