CHOISEUL premier Jackson Kiloe says mining development in the country can be a curse or a blessing depending on how we do it.
Premier Kiloe highlighted this at the national mining forum this week.
He said development such as mining in this instance can be a curse and a blessing at the same time.
“Whether its procedures are done thoroughly or inaccurate, this determines its outcome sooner or later with more dealings ahead,” said the Choiseul premier.
He also expressed grave concern on how people consider money more important than the natural environment and resources as people with ignorant attitude foresee nothing in front but the dollar sign.
“This is happening in every due process known and those responsible knew that very well, yet decide to go down the path of money matters more than life in the environment.
“It is our call, for those who knew it’s wrong to go back home and inform the rural people of such self-fish attitude minded people,” Mr Kiloe stated.
He noted the ignorant practice as such leading to even forgetting those rightful resource and landowners in negotiations.
“There is more to life than just money.
“People and the natural environment must be considered in any decisions around mining development,” he said.
He urged mining forum participants to go home and share their new skills and knowledge so that our people can make wise decisions for their natural resources.
By BRADFORD THEONOMI