By BAPA BOMOTENG
Congratulations to the
The giant Ramu nickel project got its okay for construction almost on a golden plate (almost 80-90%) Chinese owned. PNG got peanuts in ownership. The deal looked funny and not right right from the start, as there may have been hidden players and gainers, as is the game with some Asians deals.
Every people group along the coast and the Islands of Madang, Raikos, Karkar, Rooke Is, Umboi, Manam Is and Wasu should be speaking out. What pollution and waste dumping will do to marine life is unpredictable. Look at 40-50 years from now when the nickel has been plundered out of Ramu. What will be left there after? Ghost towns, half-castes, polluted rivers and the sea bed?
Look at what Rio Tinto did for the Panguna rivers and the
Madang people need to stand united here and protect the "Beautiful Madang", the tourist destination. And for the sake of the generations in the future, protect the environment, our flora, the fauna and the marine life.