Namosi Mine Questions
The PM has responded to villagers concerns about the proposed Namosi mine project with the following press release. I do not know whether or not political agitators took advantage of local concerns as the PM infers, but I do know that when the mining of copper in Namosi was first mooted in the 1970s, very serious environmental concerns were raised by environmental experts. As the project was then planned, discharges into the Namosi river would have had serious environmental consequences, not just for inland Namosi, but for the whole of the coral reef ecosytem at the mouth of the river. The PM needs independent professional advice on this. He is not a geologist.
PRIME MINISTER TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR NAMOSI MINE PROJECT
Prime Minister Bainimarama announced today that he will be taking over responsibility for overseeing talks and negotiations related to the Namosi Joint Venture mining project in Waisoi area. As a result of some people seeking to politicize the project for their own benefit by spreading misinformation, the Prime Minister wants to personally ensure all relevant parties’ voices continue to be heard—in particular those of the landowners. An Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) is still being conducted, as are economic impact analyses.
Government is committed to maintaining a pristine environment in Namosi and throughout Fiji. It is imperative to be forward looking to ensure a clean environment for future generations while trying to gain maximum benefit for landowners—as has been done successfully throughout the world.
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Declare her hand has left a new comment on your post "A Rebuff to the Critics":
If you are speaking for shameem, and she refuses to answer the question then she has implicated herself. And if she doesn't like the heat she can get out of the farking kitchen - as it is going to get much hotter.
Oh, and your side have the guns, and nobody gives a rat's arse, so you and your thugs are the cowards - and will squeal like mongoose when the tide is turned. cowards and hypocrites! like Gaddafi.