Police now stationed at Kainantu Gold Mine

​Police personnel have been stationed at the Kainantu Gold Mine site after several properties at the mine were burnt to the ground allegedly by landowners.

Eastern Highland Provincial Police Commander, Alex N’Drasal, told Loop PNG that two units from the Mobile Squad 15 have been deployed to the site following the incident last Thursday.

It is alleged that the landowners went on a rampage at the mine site over outstanding landowner issues, one of which includes royalties.

N’Drasal said the situation has been contained with police presence ensuring normalcy in the area.

He said a meeting has been held between landowners and Government representatives, with another to be scheduled during the week which he will be a part of.

Investigations are also underway into the arson that was carried out last week.

The Kainantu Gold Mine is operated by Canadian company, K92 Mining Inc.      

Cedric Patjole