12 small scale miners graduate

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The National, Wednesday October 30th, 2013


ALLUVIAL gold mining can become a successful business venture if small-scale miners learn how to manage their business, an official says.

Small Scale Mining Training centre manager Al Comparativo said this at the graduation ceremony of 12 small scale miners in Wau, Bulolo district, on Oct 18.

The participants graduated with a level two certificate in SSMT. 

Ten of the 12 graduates were sponsored by the Morobe Mining Joint Ventures.

Comparativo said this was the last batch of Morobe mining-sponsored students for the year, adding that 260 students were sent to the school by the company.

“I congratulate Morobe Mining for this and I know that it’ll continue to support SSMT centre,” Comparativo said.

“Next year we’re bringing the level two training to selected areas where we consider alluvial mining hot spots. So this year alone is a milestone.”