So much has being said pertaining to corruption about Grand Thief Sir Michael T. Somare, Patrick Pruarch, and others on this forum but I think somebody is disguishing himself is William Duma.
When the Somare Govt was formed in 2002, this man held onto the Petrolium and Environment Ministry in the Somare government until 2007 National Election.
During that time many mining, petrolium, gas, and fisheries foreign investors come in. Also the government signed an Agreement allowing InterOil for 30 years monopoly on the fuel industry In PNG. A blander mistake that sucks the liveline of PNG economy and now the rural people are suffering with their livelihoods.
What has transpired recently requires us to articulate who Hon William Duma was and for whos interest did he represented from 2002 to 2005 and from 2007 onward?
Issue 1: InterOil saga on the fuel prices in PNG.
This issues took the headlines in the news papers toward the end of last year. During the InterOil saga, the current Minister for Petrolium, Hon William Duma never ever said a word. He was representing the state when the 30 year Monopoly Agreement between the State and the Govt was signed in 2002/3.
Why was he keeping his mouth shut? One wonders if there was an under the table deal. This was done handsomely at the detriment of PNGans and knowingly competition in the fuel industry is a neccessity.
Issue 2: Hon Benny Allan, Minister for Environment and Conservation revealed that 3 Foreign companies entice him to give them licence and he refused.
At that time of William Duma, many foreign investors come and he never ever said something like Benny Allan. Was he genuine for this country? Was he the same person who gave full licence to InterOil to establish Napa Napa Oil Refinery?
Guys, just look at how many minning companies have come into the country between 2002 to 2007 and are now operating in this country.
Somare Govt thinks that he is a blessing for his govt. The nation is feeling the pain of Duma's blunder ministering the Petrolium and Environment in the last them.