PNG seeks Fijians for mine work

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The National, Wednesday 8th May 2013

 A GROUP of landowners from Papua New Guinea are expected in Fiji soon to finalise details with the Fiji government on the recruitment of locals to work in a chromite mine in Madang.

Mary Kate’s Travel Ltd and Recruitment Agency recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the landowners in Papua New Guinea.

Manager Mere Vakaliliwa told FBC News that was finalising details with the labour ministry to ensure the recruitment of locals were in line with government’s policies.

“We had a meeting with the minister for labour last week,” she said. 

“They’re so happy with that and what he said to us is that they will support whatever we’ve been doing so he’s waiting for the landowner to come and we will sit together and go from there.”

According to Vakaliliwa the landowners wanted experienced and certified personnel in mining, office executives and security guards.

The agency was part of the government trade mission to PNG last month.