No mining in Namosi even if millions or trillions of dollars are given – Nabukebuke rep

No mining in Namosi even if millions or trillions of dollars are given – Nabukebuke rep

By Iliana Biutu
Sunday 31/12/2023

The majority of the people in Namosi have agreed that they do not want mining to take place in Namosi even if millions or trillions of dollars are given to them.

A representative from the mataqali of Nabukebuke in Namosi says they prefer sustainable development rather than a development that destroys their livelihoods.

He says in Namosi today, they have the Namosi Eco Retreat and other sustainable development like farming that preserve their land and benefits the villagers as well.

He further says even though they are not well educated with the traditional knowledge that they are born with,they could predict the great devastation that mining will bring to their land.

A representative from the mataqali Nabukebuke says multiple consultations have been done with the Namosi Joint Venture and they have told them that if they agree to start mining, people in Namosi Village and other nearby villages will need to be relocated because they will need to dig up the area to excavate.

He adds people of Namosi do not want the beautiful scenery of Nabukebuke to vanish because of the consequences of mining.

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