Member for Goilala Daniel Mona has called onthe Acting CEO of Petromin SamInguba not to interfere withthe operations ofthe mine untilthe Prime Minister pays a visitthere next week.
Same sentiments were echoed bythe Tolukuma Staff spokesperson, Dr. Newton Albert.
Mona has also urgedInguba to withdraw a group of Mobile Squad sentthere overthe weekend. He called onInguba to be cautious of his actions.
Tolukuma’s troubles started with whenthe Prime Minister announcedthe restructure of Petromin and subsequent resignation of various heads both within Petromin and Tolukuma Gold Mines.
He is disappointed that many promises made to landowners have not been fulfilled to this date underthe lLeadersip of Petromin with most ofthe services provided tothe mine impacted communities now cut.
Dr Newton Albert is also concernedthe changes are affecting work atthe mine with staff rostered to taketheir recreational leaves being stranded followingthe cancellation of company chartered flights into and out of Tolukuma.
President ofthe Woitape Local level Government wherethe Tolukuma mine sits, Maria Mark says on behalf of landowners,they wantthe mine to be operated as an independent entity free from political influence.