Musje Werror

Ok Tedi loses revenue

This has directly impacted foreign currency inflows into PNG.

OTML says it also continues to incur a significant amount of its normal operating costs, losing approximately K33 million (US$10m) per week.

The company now plans to restart its operations on the 14th of September, six weeks after suspending the mine.

Since the suspension the Company initiated a contact tracing, testing and an isolation program at the mine site with over 3,000 samples collected with 143 positive COVID-19 cases identified in Tabubil.

OTML to control Covid-19 spread

Of the seven cases, only one person has exhibited flu like symptoms. The other six people are currently asymptomatic. All seven cases are in isolation at the Tabubil Hospital with no further cases confirmed today.

LO Company opens new medical facility

LOTIC Bige Limited (LBL), a local umbrella company owned by the people of Lower Ok Tedi, recently opened a new medical centre in Kiunga on Thursday 18 June.

Werror appointed as OTML MD

Werror’s appointment was announced by Chairman of Ok Tedi Mining Limited Board, Sir Moi Avei, following the Ok Tedi Mining Limited 2019 Annual General Meeting held on 22 May 2020.

Werror’s career spans more than 30 years with Ok Tedi, having joined via the Company’s Graduate Development Scheme.

He progressively assumed more senior roles leading to his current position as Deputy CEO and General Manager External Relations.

OTML industrial agreement signed

During the signing on Thursday, OTML managing director, Peter Graham, expressed satisfaction at the completion of the three-year agreement, which will be effective in January 2019.

Among other things, the agreement encompasses benefits for the workers such as housing.

OTML managing director, Peter Graham, gave the assurance that the management will respect the agreement.

“I want to make that point very clearly to the union executives – you can count on us to honour the agreement,” he said.

MRA gets new chairman

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.