THE new chairman of KBK Ltd, the principal landowner company at the Ramu Nico Management (MCC), has condemned the negative publicity against them and the developer.
Edward Kurame defended the developer, saying the project had opened up access to goods and services to people who were neglected by successive Governments.
He said KBK’s approach to the developer was different from others where locals
have engaged violently with the miner.
“We will only negotiate and will not go to the extreme of fighting and using force.
“We are mindful that if this project stops, we will not enjoy the current services made available.
“Services have changed following the arrival of the MCC, with major positive effects also taking place, especially with the state of infrastructure,” he said.
MCC is currently concluding its construction phase and production is scheduled to begin before the end of the year.