MRA gets new chairman

Deputy CEO of Ok Tedi Mine, Musje Werror, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Mineral Resources Authority (MRA).

Werror was elected last week by the MRA board members, replacing Robin Moaina, who served as chairman for 10 years.

In a statement prepared by MRA, Werror thanked the board for their confidence in him and said he will make it a priority to continue stakeholder engagement to improve MRA’s services.

"MRA regulates the mining sector, which is an international business,” he said.

“The MRA therefore has to continue to improve its regulatory services to meet that international expectation but do so within the laws of PNG.

“I am confident that MRA has the Board and management expertise to effectively regulate the sector and to promote its growth to sustain the economic prosperity of the country.”

Moaina said he was proud of MRA achievement over the decade and is confident the Authority is now a competent and responsible agency that will continue to support the government in its role.

"As the founding chairman of the MRA board, it has been my greatest pleasure in providing governance and leadership oversight to MRA,” stated Moaina.

“This organisation has grown from strength to strength and developed very robust and competent systems to service stakeholders of the exploration and mining sector, including the government.

“I am very confident that chairman Werror will continue to provide a very strong leadership for the Board going forward and I wish the Board, management and staff of the Authority every success in the years ahead.”


Cedric Patjole