Jerry Garry

Garry passionate about alluvial mining

Incoming Mineral Resource Authority Managing Director, Jerry Garry, said this recently.

Garry who is passionate about the Alluvial Gold Mining Sector said historical lessons in PNG have given him the drive to revisit the states intervention programs.

He said the alluvial goldfield in Bulolo, Morobe Province, conceived Placer Development Limited in 1926, which later grew from a few kilograms of gold per year to a major successful company in the world.

MOUs not binding: Garry

He said there are many instances of MOUs being signed all over the globe as nothing more than as a statement of intention.

He shared the sentiments following the signing of the Wafi-Golpu Joint Venture MOU signing.

After the signing of the WGJV MOU between the project developers and the state there have been numerous statements against the signing.

Garry said an MOU is simply an action plan signed by proponents of a project and should not be legally binding.

“For major projects as such, it's not very unusual.”

NEC appoints new MRA MD

Hailing from Gumine District in Chimbu Province, Garry returns to PNG to take up the post after several years working in some of the most challenging countries in the world.

A function was held yesterday to welcome Garry.

The MRA hosted a function in Port Moresby to welcome Jerry Garry as the new MD for the MRA.

Present were Mining Minister, Johnston Tuke, Commerce and Industry Minister, Wera Mori, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister, William Samb, as well as Secretary for Mineral Policy and Geohazards Management (DMPGM), Harry Kore.