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  1. collin Mark
    collin Mark October 4, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Thank you proff, I think all this risk PNG is taking is basically driven by one men’s greed motivated by political agendas. It is apparent that most decisions made by our so-called leaders are derived from the notion self lust rather than the good of all, I hope the PM and all the MPs behind the wheels have a destination in mind for PNG.

  2. Charles
    Charles January 26, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Thank you Professor ,as person from the Western Province I wish to express gratitude in the very clear manner in which you presented the issues surrounding the take over of Ok Tedi and PNGSDP by the PNG Government.

    Sir, I come from the Non Community Mine Continuation Agreement ( Non-CMCA) area in the Arama River just few kilometers from Fly River the Environmentally endangered river system by the Oktedi Mine waste dumping upstream.

    It is very clear from your presentation that some people are or have being representing us or trying to represent us the under priviledged, insufficiently educated people in this very lucrative business deal between Oktedi, the people (Us),the Government.

    The Government should represent us very fairly with win win situation for whole inhabitants of Western Province.

    Thank you Professor for waking us up from a very deep sleep that we have been enjoying.

  3. Anxious
    Anxious October 27, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Thank you Professor.

    Thank you very very much for elaborating the issue. Whew!!! I do not know what is going through the PM’s mind. We need immediate change now!!!

    I wish PNG was Egypt. He would have been out by now….

  4. Win.Nicholas
    Win.Nicholas October 7, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Dear Stephen,
    your have come up with a critical and facinating views which I am highly impresssed with. I see you views as evident based, reflecting on your level of expertise and involvement in various capacities in relation to PNGSDP’s task.Educated PNGean’s should be wary of the critical facts and unforeseable effects surrouning the governenment’s decisions in taking full ownership of OK Tedi Mining Limited. Drawing up amendment on legislation by Lawyers for hefty payment is becoming a norm these days and on other hand MPs are so foolish without make a critical assesments before passing it on the floor of parliament.

    Thank you
    Student Crawford Shool of Economics and Governance.

  5. Helen
    Helen September 30, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Dear Professor,

    This is well articulated and covers every aspect of SDP and has brought a lot of insights to me personally as a PNGean! My understanding of the country is that there is a huge mismatch of economic indicators and this issue just adds more icing to the cake!! Oh I was an IDEC student at Crawford. Thanks for the opportunity to study there.


  6. Henry
    Henry September 29, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Dear Sir,

    Thanks for this excellent article. PNGSDP, our company and foundation have been working and implementing the Eaglewood program in Western Province and beyond for several years now. 100,000 of trees have been planted, communities, support groups and land owners participate and fully support this project. This year we spent considerable time and funds and started talks to prepare for full commercialization over the coming three years. This project which is creating 100s of jobs and long term revenue now seems threatened. I hope the decision makers in PNG will soon continue this as time is running out for this project benefiting people and business WP so badly needs.

    Henry Heuveling van Beek.

  7. Bob
    Bob September 27, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    The comments come from someone well versed with both side of the organizations affected by the new legislation. The arguments highlight how individual greed can lead to development of ill structured legislations which can affect PNG’s reputations abroad and cash flow within.

    Lets hope the PM of PNG changes his dictatorial approach to governing and running the affairs of this country. People are now well aware who this person is, holding the highest executive position of the country.

  8. Bree
    Bree September 26, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Very fascinating. Thank you for laying this issue out, as you highlighted the issue has gotten very little press.

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