Landowners respond to 50% sale of Porgera Mine to Zijin Mining Group

The Porgera Landowners Association sent a letter to the head office of Barrick Gold outlining their concerns about the sale of 50% of their Porgera Mine stake to Zijin Mining Group. They are calling for Barrick to convene a high level delegates meeting with stakeholders of the Porgera Mine, including Zijin, so that these concerns can be addressed.

These concerns include:

  • losing local employment to Chinese employees
  • losing local business if the procurement process is affected
  • severe damage to the environment
  • lack of respect for MOA commitments
  • the resettlement project could be negatively impacted
  • the Fly-in, Fly-out agreement will be undermined

Read the full statement here.

 

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