Torokina South Bougainville

Foreign nationals hype Torokina’s gold rush

Business houses in Buka have also being reported supplying huge amounts of cash to their own agents in Torokina to buy gold.

A miner in the area Arnold Johnson told PNG Loop that the number of people coming in to buy gold has now increased, especially with foreign nationals wiring money in.

“We have heard and are even seeing transaction with our own eyes coming in from overseas, especially from Western Union in our local BSP bank here in Buka,” Johnson said.