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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Locals demand answers



Source:  The National, Tuesday 20th November, 2012

PEOPLE living along the LNG pipeline route in Moran’s Greenfield area will meet with ExxonMobil, Spicapac and Kutubu Recruitment Services (KRS) representatives this week to resolve pending issues over work contracts and a 15% share agreement payment owned by the people’s umbrella company, Moran Inanaka (Min) Ltd.

Under the agreement, KRS is supposed to pay Min Ltd its 15% share every month.

But the company said that had not eventuated.

Their leaders had petitioned the LNG developers and sub-contractors to meet with them this week to resolve pending issues to allow work along the pipeline route to continue.

They said in a statement yesterday that they were unhappy that ExxonMobil had bought and handed out some machinery and light vehicles to other pipeline landowners, but not them.

“We demand that this and other matters be addressed this week, especially those concerning benefits and assistance meant for the Homa, Paua, Paguale and Yalenda people,” the statement said.

“We want that no more contracts meant for Min Ltd are to be given to KRS.

“We would like Spicapac and ExxonMobil to deal directly with Min Ltd.”

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