Posted By Staff Reporter
Panguna landowners in the autonomous region of Bougainville are strongly supportive of the Autonomous Government's moves for a return to mining.
The government says mining is the best way to quickly create a viable economy.
It has passed new legislation vesting control of the resources in the hands of landowners, and taken issue with claims by NGO, Jubilee Australia, that people around Panguna do not want mining.
And the nine landowner groups support the government, saying the NGO should be ashamed at what it calls its poor research.
The chair of the Siokatei Association, Therese Jaintong, told Radio New Zealand International, opening Panguna is the way forward for the
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