Newcrest staff take ownership of awareness

Newcrest Mining Limited staff are taking anti-violence behaviour change campaigns from New Ireland to other provinces in PNG.

Staff have taken ownership of the ‘Trupla Man, Trupla Meri’ (TMTM) campaign and are advocating anti-violence behavior under various programs such as ‘Tokaut Tokstret,’ ‘Trupla Pasin’ and ‘Happy Home, Safe Productive workplace.’

The advocacy has begun in their homes and communities and now there is a personal commitment to take it to other Provinces such as East New Britain, Madang, Enga, Southern Highlands, and the National Capital District (NCD).

Enga, for instance has been in the spotlight following a string of violence stemming from tribal conflicts.

Recently the Government approved a ‘Guns Moratorium’ in the Province where both Police and Defence Force personal  were dispatched to enforce the moratorium through a gun surrender program.

Prince Kandap, a Bulk Material Officer with NML has personally committed to advocate the TMTM campagin.

He has already met with community and political leaders to kick start discussions on how he can roll out TMTM messages in Enga.

“The campaign has challenged me to take this message of hope and empowerment and influence the people around me. As professionals, it is time we use resources we have to influence people for a better PNG,” says Kandap.

NML staff who are members of the Simbu Children’s Foundation have also committed to take the campaign beyond their work stations at Lihir Mines operations.

Pictured: Employees of Newcrest-Lihir and their family members advocating “Trupla Man Trupla Meri” campaign while playing golf  in Madang.


Cedric Patjole