Marape responds over Porgera failure

THERE is mounting criticism of Prime Minister James Marape’s handling of the Porgera gold mine crisis, with former PM Peter O’Neill, landowners and others sharply condemning inaction on the now-closed operation run by Barrick Niugini.

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James Marape: the image of himself posted on his Facebook page on July 16

In a knee-jerk reaction to the stinging criticism, Marape said on July 16 he assured the country that his government "is doing everything within its mandate to reopen Porgera".