PM MARAPE WELCOMES SIGNING OF PORGERA SHAREHOLDER AGREEMENT

Prime Minister Hon. James Marape has welcomed the signing of the Porgera Gold Mine shareholder agreement by Enga Provincial Government-owned Mineral Resources Enga (MRE) and landowners in Port Moresby today (August 18 2022).

He said it was a “milestone achievement” towards reopening of the Porgera mine which has been closed since 2019.

“The long-overdue reopening of the Porgera Gold Mine is finally in sight following today’s milestone achievement,” PM Marape said.

“I thank Enga Provincial Government, particularly Governor Hon. Sir Peter Ipatas, and Porgera landowners, led by their leader Nixon Mangape, for making this possible,

“Today’s agreement paves the way for the Development Forum and progression towards mine reopening at the earliest.”