130618TEAM LEADERS REJECTED BY PANGUNA SML TITLEHOLDERS
New Dawn FM News
The seven nominated representatives of the 367 customary titleholders in the Panguna mine lease area said the public needs to know that Philip Miriori and Lawrence Daveona do not speak on their behalf.
They called on the pair to stop making false and misleading statements that were creating further disunity in the Panguna SML area undermining the peace process.
The representatives said customary landowners remained committed to seeing Panguna redeveloped in partnership with BCL the company owned by Bougainvilleans.
They said MIRIORI and DAVEONA continue to undermine BCL to advance the position of Junior Australian miner RTG- a company with no support among the title holders that they represent.
The titleholders believe that BCL remains the best option to redevelop Panguna with the ABG and the people of Bougainville the major beneficiaries.
The titleholders who made this statement were, JOSEPH NUASI DAMANA, ANTHONY ANUNG KUMPE,LUCY MANGONA BAKAMARI, BERNADETTE ONI,STEPHEN TAMPURA, TONY TAPAKAU TORI and MICHAEL PARIU BIMEI.