Community Mine Continuation Agreement

OTML lease extended to 2042

This marks the second extension since the initial lease, granted in 1981, was renewed in 2002 after its first expiration. OTML lodged the renewal application in compliance with the 1992 Mining Act provisions with the Mineral Resources Authority on December 20, 2021.

K80 million to be paid to CMCA communities

This is part of Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Extension Agreements and various compensation and benefit sharing agreements between comminutes, landowners and OTML.

According to the Mining and Petroleum Review (Vol. 4, Issue 3), over K40 million was paid to CMCA communities in August, while K9 million was paid to the Mine Village Development Funds, land lease and general compensation payments in September.

Earlier in the year (April) K15 million was paid out under the Ok Tedi Restated Eight Supplementary Agreement General Compensation to the communities.

OTML pays out compensation payments

This was under the CMCA extension agreements, says Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) Deputy Chief Executive Officer and General Manager Employee and External Relations Musje Werror.

“The CMCA Extension Agreements were signed in December 2012 formalising the community consent for the extension of mine life from 2015 – 2025.

“These annual payments are consistent with this agreement,” said Werror.

Village showcases locally harvested food

Under the guidance of the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP), Kiru village has identified and planted a variety of food crops since 2015.

Kiru is located in the Suki Fly Gogo region in the South Fly District. The region is mainly swampland and waterlogged with the staple foods being sago and fish. However, last year, CMSFHP Health Promotion Officer Cyril Yama challenged the village to plant a variety of food crops which can give them a healthy, balanced diet.