Alliance of Solwara Warriors to object exploration license

Date: February 25, 2018

Source: Loop

The Alliance of Solwara Warriors will submit their objections to Exploration License 1196 (EL 1196) to the Minerals Resources Authority (MRA) on February 26.

EL 1196 is situated on traditional fishing and ceremonial waters of West Coast Namatanai in New Ireland Province and Duke of York Islands in East New Britain Province.

In a statement, the Alliance of Solwara Warriors said: “As maritime communities whose wellbeing and quality of life depend on the health of the sea, we were not consulted before licenses and leases were awarded by the National Government for seabed mining project in the country.

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