BY SAMIE WAIKORI
A resource owner has applauded Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela’s statement calling on resource owners to stop being spectators of their resources.
In an interview, Mr Peter Waikiri says the statement tells the truth about situation faced with resource owners in the country.
However, he said the pace needed to address the situation should be the focus here.
“It is so good that PM identified the difficulty face with resource owners and summed that with the statement made.
“My question to Prime Minister Hon Rick Houenipwela is, what will your government do about the statement you said, so that “resource owners to stop being spectators of their own resource?” Waikiri said.
He said the reason is they have never been recognised as a major key player in any business involving their resource in the country.
Waikiri said if they were to stop being spectator of their resource, they should be given recognition over their resource and businesses involve.
He said government should put in place mechanisms to enable resource owners to equally be part of any development in the country.