Sir Ano Hands Over Mining Ministry To Minister Dilu
Out-going Mining Minister Honourable Sir Ano Pala, officially handed over the Mining Ministry to the new Mining Minister Honourable Muguwa Dilu yesterday, during a ‘hand-over-take-over’ ceremony.
Hon Dilu was appointed as the Mining Minister in a cabinet reshuffle last week, that saw his predecessor Sir Ano, appointed as the National Planning & Monitoring Minister.
The hand-over ceremony was attended by the Acting Managing Director of the Mineral Resources Authority (MRA), Jerry Garry, the Secretary of the Department of Mineral Policy & Geohazards Management (DMPGM), Harry Kore, their respective staff members, MRA board representatives, and representatives from the mining industry.
During the occasion, Hon Sir Ano highlighted that the priority projects for the government were the Porgera and the Wafi Golpu projects.
He told Minister Dilu that most of the work on these two projects had been done.
The porgera project had been officially declared open with the compensation agreement almost complete. The Wafi Golpu project is at an advance permitting stage for development, pending conclusion of negotiations of the Mining Development Contract (MDC).
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