Ok Tedi hosted a visit to Tabubil on 6 and 7 September for Hon. Taboi Awi Yoto Governor, Hon. Roy Biyama, Minister for Correctional Services and Member for Middle Fly, Hon. James Donald Member for North Fly, and Hon Seki Agisa, Member for South Fly and their support staff.

“It was particularly pleasing to be able to host this important government delegation to visit Ok Tedi. The occasion allowed Ok Tedi to share details on our business, the benefits generated for Western Province, and the numerous social and sustainability programs being delivered through the Ok Tedi Development Foundation. We also learned about the early priorities of the Governor elect and the Open Members” said Ok Tedi MD/CEO Peter Graham.

The MP’s acknowledged the importance of Ok Tedi to Western Province not just as the source of dividends, royalties and compensation but as a development partner. Governor Yoto noted that he particularly appreciated the opportunity to visit Ok Tedi and view it from the inside.

Governor Yoto added “We will be looking to Ok Tedi to continue and hopefully extend its programs, providing support especially during the early formative stages of my administration. We look forward to a continuing, strong partnership with Ok Tedi as we work towards meeting the development expectations of the people of Western Province”.

The visit concluded with a forum involving the Western Province MP’s and delegates, LLG representatives, and leaders from CMCA and Mine communities.

 

MPsVisit1Hon. Taboi Awi Yoto, Western Province Governor welcomed on arrival in Tabubil by Peter Graham Ok Tedi MD/CEO and Musje Werror Deputy CEO.