In the media there is a lot of talk about re-opening the Panguna mine but it is a different story when you are on the ground. Outsiders think that it is very simple and easy to re-open the mine after 20 thousand Mekamuians/Bougainvilleans were killed, wounded and died while closing the mine down. But a chief of one of the clans in Central Mekamui/Bougainville says that 80% of Bougainvilleans do not want the mine re-opened.
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Landowners make peace over mining issues,
Govt, ABG aim to sign agreement,
Bougainville consultations on mine re-opening set to widen,
Me’ekamui insists on proper burial,