Mr Maliso joins Chief Ombudsman, Rigo Lua and Ombudsman, Phoebe Sangetai as the third Ombudsman as required under the Organic Law. He was appointed by the Ombudsman Appointment Committee on May 26, 2014 and sworn in today. He will be Acting Ombudsman until a permanent appointment is made.
The 6 villages are represented by the Mount Fubilan Resources Association. Star Mountains Local Level Government is also represented in the review.
High on the agenda will be the implementation of the transfer of 10 per cent royalty from the provincial government to the 6 mine villages. At present, royalty break up is such that the provincial government gets 50 percent each of the total amounts, based on Ok Tedi’s monthly sales.
The transfer will mean that the affected villages will get 60 per cent, while the Western Province government gets 40 per cent. Other benefits will also be discussed during the review.
“LATE KORUA” – Michelle Amba
He is survived by 3 sons and his wife. Yesterday the parliamentary leader of People’s Progress Party and State Investment, Minister Ben Micah, paid his respects. He was accompanied by head of State-Owned Enterprises and Mining Minister, Byron Chan. Minister Micah said this was to show their respects for the ruling party in their time of loss.