MP wants recognition of tribes

He asked Petroleum Minister Fabian Pok in Parliament on Thursday, saying the Gimi and Kamusa Tribes are close neighbours of the Pawaya speaking tribe on the Gulf side of the border and who are already signed as a landowner clan in the project.

“Is the Minister aware that the tribes have been trying in vain to get recognition from the government and the developer ever since the exploration stage?

“Can the Minister do something to recognise the two tribes, Gimi and Kamusa in Eastern Highlands, to be part of the project and part of Benefit Sharing Agreement?”