We have no one to blame but the landowners themselves, Rex Mauri and Peter Askai were fooled by Luther Wenge and the Morobe Provincial Gov't to sign the MOU to start the HV Mine. Being illiterate themselves they never bothered to read the MOU. Now everything has moved to Lae, and Bulolo will remain a backwater.
Having political ambitions themselves these two leaders did not meet the then MP JM to do up a proper agreement allowing a township to be built somewhere in Bulolo. Although JM has requested them to do so. Rex Mauri is now fighting with the MMJV Management and Peter Askai is shitting in his grave.
Poor buggers, Watuts and Biangais will remain primitives, even though resources development is ongoing in their land for almost 100yrs now .