​Western Province ministers visit Ok Tedi

Western Province Members recently visited Ok Tedi to see firsthand the operations and responsibilities of the mine.

Governor Taboi Awi Yoto, Minister for Correctional Services and Member for Middle Fly Roy Biyama, Member for North Fly James Donald and South Fly MP Seki Agisa visited the site on September 6 and 7.

“It was particularly pleasing to be able to host this important government delegation to visit Ok Tedi,” said Ok Tedi MD/CEO Peter Graham.

“The occasion allowed Ok Tedi to share details on our business, the benefits generated for Western Province and the numerous social and sustainability programs being delivered through the Ok Tedi Development Foundation.

“We also learned about the early priorities of the Governor and the Open Members.”

The Ministers acknowledged the importance of Ok Tedi to Western Province not just as the source of dividends, royalties and compensation but as a development partner. Governor Yoto noted that he particularly appreciated the opportunity to visit Ok Tedi and view it from the inside. 

Governor Yoto said: “We will be looking to Ok Tedi to continue and hopefully extend its programs, providing support especially during the early formative stages of my administration.

“We look forward to a continuing, strong partnership with Ok Tedi as we work towards meeting the development expectations of the people of Western Province.”

The visit concluded with a forum involving the Western Province MPs and delegates, LLG representatives and leaders from CMCA and Mine communities.      

(Western Province Governor Taboi Awi Yoto welcomed on arrival at Tabubil by Peter Graham, Ok Tedi MD/CEO, and Musje Werror, Deputy CEO)

Press release