wide, located in a shallow lagoon at the mouth of the Ba River."
Majority of Ba land earmarked for mining
Sunday, July 03, 2011
75 per cent of the land in the Ba province has been earmarked for mining.
This was made known to tikina representatives of Ba by Department of Land officials.
The tikina representatives were showed a map of the Province – taken by the Ministry – indicating the pieces of land that have been marked for mining.
Ba Provincial Council Chairman –Ratu Meli Saukuru told FBC News - if 75 per cent of their land will be used for mining - they will have little land left for their source of income and for development works in the province.
Saukuru says a consultation will be held with stakeholders regarding the issue.
Magnetite mining is expected to be undertaken soon in Ba.
Report by: Epeli Tukuwasa